Saturday, June 9, 2012

Chanson Pere et Fils Vire-Clesse, 2005

I bought this bottle at a 30% off closeout price at Hardings Market. Ordinarily, I consider that risky for a white wine that apparently has been sitting on the shelf for several years, but Vire-Clesse has a good reputation for Macon Villages whites. At the usual price of $15 to $18, I'm usually not tempted but for $10 to $11...why not give it a try?

The color is a very deep gold. Mmm, this does not look good. On first sniff, there is a slight note of staleness, but that quickly passes, giving way to a very satisfying mature white Burgundy bouquet--flowers, white peaches, minerals. Gets better every minute. There is a nice richness on the palate. Fills all the corners. Yum. Good choice.

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