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André Bonhomme (Burgundy) Viré-Clessé cuvée spéciale 2002
I have been raving about Bonhomme's Mâcon wines for years and years (here's a typical tasting note from 1998). So it was a real thrill to see that Domaine Direct represent this fine estate, and even moreso when I tasted this absolutely outstanding wine. The nose is intense and vibrant, with a shimmering quality of lime and honeyed lemon fruit, and little notes of herbs and buttered toast. On the palate it is rich and full-textured, with a lovely oatmeally quality and a broad underpinning of mellow, background oak. The fruit is equally vibrant in the mouth, with real concentration and elegance, and plenty of tropical sweetness. Perfect white Burgundy, combining copious fruit with elegance and structure, and great value. Drink now - 2008. £9.99, Domaine Direct.
N.B. This wine will feature in the next set of offers on , with £24 off a mixed case. Launches March 26th