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Burgundy 2008: Top 3 from Lea & Sandeman

Stephen Brook gives his top three wines from the Lea & Sandeman Burgundy 2008 tasting

White wines showed strongly at the Lea & Sandeman tasting.

From Henri Germain a fine Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot:

Sweet oaky coconut nose, very bright and fresh; plump and full-bodied, concentrated and assertive, with firm acidity and grip, and excellent length. 17.5. £399 IB.

Equally fine is the Puligny-Montrachet Pucelles from Henri Boillot:

Muted yet opulent apricot nose; broad, juicy, and concentrated, with fine acidity and minerality, persistent with a long dry finish. 17.5. £519 IB.

The reds showed less well, as many were still recovering from recently completed malolactic fermentations.

Very impressive, though pricy, is the Charmes Chambertin from Confuron Cotetidot:

Generous cherry and raspberry nose; rich and powerful, concentrated and tannic, has plenty of drive and complexity. Good length. 17.5. £723 IB.

Look out too for the austere and mineral Meursaults from Remi Jobard.

Stephen Brook

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