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Beautiful red Burgundy at a sensible price!

Chorey-Les-Beaune 'Les Bon Ores' Domaine Maratray-Dubrueil 2016

Burgundy  of this quality and price doesn't come around often. We've just drunk the 2016 sample that Francois Xavier Maratray-Dubreuil sent us last week. It was brilliant. Even more approachable and delicious young than the 2015 was, and already there is a touch of sous-bois (the forest floor) intermingling with raspberry fruit. This is one the best-value wines in Burgundy. Gorgeous and flattering already, with good texture and a joy to sip now, with that magical 'je sais quoi'of Burgundy, I will be drinking lots of it this winter.
I visited a producer in Vosne-Romanee (home to the most expensive wines in the world) and tasted through their range of Nuits, Chambolle, Vosne, and Echezeaux. There were lots of vistors from around the world cooing and filling in long order forms, whereas I was unmoved and struggled to find any joy or beauty in these famous wines. It is the story of wine.
The world buys names. I next visited the modest cellar in Chorey-Les-Beaune of Francois Xavier Maratray-Dubrueil and his sister Marie-Madeleine where every single wine is special to them and sang a beautiful song. Each was so very pleasurable. 'Une bonne adresse' as they say.

 

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