Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune 2007, Jean-François Bouthenet
Left twiddling my thumbs in Puligny over the Easter break I noted the "portes ouvertes" tasting weekend in Cheilly-lès-Maranges. One 8 mile cycle ride later I hit the Jean-François Bouthenet stand. What a find! Friendly lemon aromas, rounded citrus fruit, white juice from red currants, fresh, simple good length, a nice tangy finish. In sum the perfect wine to drink with good friends.