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Domaine Besancenot Clos Du Roi 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2009 Wine Review

Domaine Besancenot Clos Du Roi 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Domaine Besancenot Clos Du Roi 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2009

A.C., Beaune, Burgundy, France

Community Score: 4.5/5

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Price: $37.95

Drink: 2012-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Domaine Besancenot

Agent: Amethyst Wine Agency Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Lovely, elegant and balanced with a satin texture and cherry aromas. Dry and satisfying with Old World finesse.

This was reviewed March 31, 2012 by

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From the fine 2009 vintage comes this beautifully structured Beaune 1er Cru with aromas of intense cherry, raspberry, underbrush and a light toastiness. Dry and structured with a good balance between the fruit, acids and tannins. There is a round and almost sweet centre that brings another intriguing layer to this wine. The finish is long, crisp and fruity. Enjoy this over the next 5 years with roast beef au jus or grilled lamb chops. Source: Vintages Wine Panel



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