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Another good fighting wine

Many people have raved about the Bret Brothers, and only a slightly smaller number have then gone on to make a joke about their name. This many have lighter-fluid characteristics but it is proper Burgundy.

Pouilly-Vinzelles Climat “les Quarts” 2003, Bret Brothers

By all that is evil this has an alcoholic burn to the nose. That being said, there is plenty of stoniness, lots of white fruit and the slightly baby-vomit character of real white Burgundy. Distracting as the alcohol is, this is quite a pleasing nose, it smells a bit like Chablis Grand Crus. The palate also has an alcohol burn, but a lot of acidity, fruit and minerality. This is surprisingly complex, with some real length. Ultimately, I don’t think this quite has the balance for ageing, but it is still a very enjoyable drink now.

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