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Ripe and round yet with a broad, appley palate and fresh finish. For good reason this white Burgundy is consistently our bestselling wine. It's ongoing quality reflects the deep involvement in its selection by successive buyers and the skill of our ‘man on the ground’, Jean-Marc Darbon, who excels in sourcing the right blending options for us to work with.
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This is the source of the bulk of our Beaujolais for the last 50 years, and many members will also have tried the fruits of The Society’s work with this excellent Beaujolais-based négoce in the form of our bestselling white wine, The Society’s White Burgundy, sourced from the Mâcon. Dealing with a négociant allows The Wine Society to pick and choose, often blending together from different estates in order to end up with a wine that is better than any of its parts.Négoces have had a huge part to play in the recent history of Beaujolais, some of it not so good but some of it very positive. For all its apparent simplicity, Beaujolais is a complicated region that is often the victim of its own capricious climate with late frosts and violent hailstorms a common recurrence. The one name that stands out for us is Dépagneux: Jean Dépagneux was the last of this illustrious merchant family who, with his partners, bought up a list of ailing names such as Aujoux, which had made its name selling Beaujolais to the once profitable Swiss market. Jean retired about a dozen years ago and his place was taken by a young and talented oenologist from Viré called Jean-Marc Darbon. One consequence of the change has been the meteoric rise in the quality of The Society’s White Burgundy.Since 2002 Les Vins Aujoux have operated an office in the Languedoc-Roussillon in the deep south of France, sourcing a range of wines.
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"Hadn't broached a chardonnay in years when trying this and used it to stretch a discovered bottle of the Exhibition St Aubin from 2012 that had been racked with the reds for some reason.
I felt it was bland by comparison so tried the second bottle as a stand-alone a couple of days later and came to the same conclusion.
For me, other grape varieties are better at this price point."
Mr John G Cross (24-May-2021)
"Nose of apples , palate of apples, peach, slightly spritzy. Enjoyable and good value!"
Mr Benjamin Liew (09-Jun-2020)
"Purchased a few bottles as part of a mixed case.
Highly enjoyable wine with excellent fruit and balanced acidity. A great wine to complement baked fish & salad"
Mr Malcolm J Davies (29-Nov-2019)
"Sophisticated alternative to our usual NZ SB
Mr Steven Foster (09-Dec-2018)
"I have previously reviewed an earlier vintage but on balance I think the 2016 is better. This remains a pleasant rather than an exceptional wine, possibly deserving 4 stars. Recommended."
Mr Neil Butter (18-Aug-2018)
"Nothing special but overall quite good and, so far as I know, just as good in half bottle size."
Neil Butter Esq (07-Jul-2016)
"An excellent Burgundy, especially for the price."
Mr Andrew Watson (17-Feb-2015)
"Just as good in a half-bottle as in a whole."
Dr Christopher Currie (13-Jul-2013)
"An excellent and good value Burgundy, which I tend to buy in half bottles because I only drink white occasionally. However, I usually order a couple of these every time I put in an order."
Dr Evan Jones (10-Feb-2013)
"My wife's favourite white Burgundy. We have enjoyed each half bottle of this wine and the description given above is exactly what the wine delivers. Another Society Wine that will be a regular feature of our orders."
Mr Peter Lawrence (25-May-2010)
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