Auxey-Duresses 2007, Henri Darnat
I tasted at the domaine in July 2009 and was impressed by the focus, clarity and minerality of the wines. This Auxey blanc has a pale silvery colour with very little depth. More like a Chablis or Pouilly-Fumé (which is a Burgundy wine and the same distance from Puligny as is Chablis). Very light nose. Mineral, chalky, indistinct hints of white flowers. Elderflower, very crisp, very mineral, very intellectual wine. Socrates rather than Rabelais. Restrained, thwarted finish. Salty, Jurassic. Artichokes. For very fine white flesh fish or oysters or goats cheese. Bone dry. Is this wine all terroir and no fruit? Photo shows the existential notice board in Auxey advertising a "Bal Disco".
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