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2000 Clerc Henri, Puligny-Montrachet Les FolatièresNov. 2005
Deep yellow. The nose is a little tight at first, but with real depth, hinting at peach and botrytis over a honeyed base. Viscous, dense palate that shows a real burst of intensity in the mid-palate. The acidity, likewise, comes with a bit of a burst. This is a dense, and currently slightly heavy wine that’s showing in a very young way. Should be very good, but needs 4-8 years before revisiting.
2001 Clerc Henri, Bâtard-MontrachetNov. 2004
I’m not sure that Mr Clerc made this wine (Girardin?) I think the labels were actually kept for repeat buyers in the French restaurant trade. Quite pale colour. The nose is penetrating without being forceful – very nice. I find the palate quite oaky but the length isn’t in doubt. After the Truffière Charlemagne, this wine is a little light or could be lacy – you can choose your own descriptor. Evidently a very good wine, but doesn’t do enough for me to justify the price.
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