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2005 Domaine de Roally Vire-Clesse Tradition
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91-93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2008

($29) Light gold. Intense, lees-influenced lemon and floral honey scents offer an impressively complex, smoky bouquet. Dry and sharply focused, with the depth and clarity of top-notch Chablis. This gains weight on the close, finishing with intriguing licorice and lemon zest qualities and outstanding persistence. This took a full year to finish fermenting and is scheduled to be bottled in early 2008, late even by Thevenet's standards.

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