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2011 Maison Deux Montille Soeur et Frere Saint-Romain Le Jarron
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87-89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2012

Pale straw-yellow.  Aromas of menthol, wet stone, flowers and botanical herbs.  Shows enticing citric and spearmint cut but comes across as a bit hard on the back end today owing to the recent sulfuring.  Etienne de Montille described 2011 as a very good year in which the big crop sometimes resulted in a lack of density in the wines.  But if they're not too generous, the wines are very "digestif," he added, "like German wines.  My sister [Alix de Montille, who makes these wines] always looks for calcaire; she loves German riesling."

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