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The Society’s Saint-Aubin 2017: a poor man’s Puligny-Montrachet

This wine is a winner on three counts - it’s from a lesser-known - and very good value - Burgundy appellation, Saint-Aubin, which is just next door to the better known and more expensive Puligny-Montrachet, it comes from the excellent 2017 vintage and it's an own label bottling from the admirable Wine Society,

Made by the respected Henri Prudhon it’s really quite like a Puligny - crisp, taut and elegant, delicious now but certainly capable of lasting another two to three years. The sort of wine that’s made for classic seafood such as langoustines or Dover sole or as the Vins de Bourgogne website more imposingly puts it “with a wine like this, firm-textured fish and grilled or steamed crustaceans would be at ease". Course they would.

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You can buy it on its own or until March 8th (while stocks last) as part of a mixed case of six white burgundies which also includes a couple of classy Saint-Verans (not always the case with Saint-Véran), a bottle of Chablis and two decent Macons. That’s great value for £85.

I was sent the case as a sample by the Wine Society but am also a member and would have bought it anyway.

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