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Les Caves des Hautes-Côtes (Burgundy) Hautes-Côtes de Nuits 1996
Here is the real and rarest of things: a genuine taste of what Burgundy is all about at a bargain basement price. Sweet cherry fruit and aromas of fresh, damp earth dominate the nose, with a sheen of smoky oak. On the palate the wine is soft, silky and caresses the mouth with red fruits and spice. The moderate finish is elegant and nicely supported by fine tannins and balanced acidity. An absolute joy for current drinking. Tesco £5.99 (08/99).