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Domaine Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes
Burgundy – France
Grape Variety – Chardonnay
Pale golden yellow colour. Soft, subtle oak nose with some elegant fruit. Dry, fresh on the palate with some green fruit and oak. Relatively low acidity with medium length.
I don’t really like using the term ‘nice’ when describing or talking about wine. For me it means that it’s neither here nor there. The wine is pleasant enough but it is a nice wine. It doesn’t offend at all. The oak is understated and the fruit is easy. But truth be told I was expecting more out of it. I like old vine wines normally. Lower yields. higher concentration of fruit flavours. For me though this one sits on the fence a bit. At £21.49 a bottle I would like to see a wine that fits the price point. It’s not one that will age too much either. Not enough acid or fruit.
So if you like your white Burgundy on the lighter side with easy oak then you will like this wine. If you like them with a bit more weight and fruit then aim for something a bit different.
£21.49 from North and South Wines
Supplier Cave de Pyrene.