1997 Chauvenet-Chopin Vougeot AOC

It is interesting to understand that the production levels and availability of this simple village wine makes it more rare than either a 1er or Grand Cru from Vougeot. That being said, as it is still a village wine, it impressed me very much in what it had to offer. Drinking pleasure.

The wine showed good clarity with an aged rusty-red colors presented in various rings. The initial aromas were simple and of barnyard and earth. With time the wine began to offer a bit more complexity with a lovely perfumed presentation of licorice, dried flowers, and mint, all wrapped up in sweet raspberry. The palate is simple and delicious. Raspberry pervades and is carried by lively, tongue prickling acid. The wine is harmonious, balanced, and easy drinking. Almost reminiscent of a raspberry mint tea. It is a wine for a lazy afternoon in a rocking chair on a porch. Mmmm.

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