Santenay "Les Bas" 2006, Domaine Battault
This Santenay blanc would convince the world of wine tasters to buy the Guide Hachette. Gooseberry, white currant and lemon pith aromas whilst intriguing in a Côte de Beaune blanc are wrong. This strikingly unripe wine then moves on to willow leaf and silver birch bark (I have a bottle of silver birch wine made in Kent, England. Mais oui, ça existe!). Horribly sharp and short like an assassin's dagger. This wine is a disgrace and a warning.