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2008 Domaine Andre Bonhomme Vire-Clesse
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , October 2009

Bright yellow-gold  Smoky, soil-driven nose offers aromas of stone fruits, oatmeal, clove, grilled nuts and lees, along with intriguing high notes of lilac and minerals.  Penetrating, minerally and very dry, with lovely mid-palate energy giving the wine a light touch.  Really dances on the finish, offering saline, spice and mineral nuances and a light touch.  This uncompromisingly dry, very subtle wine is about much more than just fruit.

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12/14/2011
by svtc2578126
Not sure about the Meursault comparison either, but who cares at this price? There’s almost no white Burgundy out there that has this type of balance, richness and complexity. A steal.
12/14/2011
by asr12577007
Not sure what other Vire-Clesse or Meursault the one star reviewer is referencing. There are few excellent producers in Vire-Clesse as most of the wine still goes to the cooperative. Would love to know which producer the reviewer thinks is better than Bonhomme, because as someone who goes to Burgundy regularly, I can say pretty confidently that it’s generally agreed that Bonhomme is the class of the appellation. As to comparing this to village Meursault, that seems fair to me, with one caveat. Lots of village Meursault is no better than good, definitely not worth the 50 bucks those wines are fetching. At twenty some dollars, the Bonhomme 2008 is excellent white Burgundy, and as the WineAccess writers wrote, definitely better than many village Meursault. 5 stars on value. 4 stars on quality.
Incredible deal for burgundy
12/14/2011
by K12457788
If you told me this was Meursault, I would not have thought twice. Rich and lush with just enough acidity. This is easily the best white I've had all year under $30. Good, good, good...

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