1936 Shaking in the 60's by Eddie Clarke

Musigny,it is but "right and proper" to deal with it at the next portofcall. So many knowledgeable people claim that the wines of Musigny are second to none.They certainly havea wonder ful bouquet and great keeping qualities. Like Gevrey, the parish of Chambolle has added its most famous vineyard to its name—Musigny. Couple this "head boy" with Chambolle-Musigny "Les Amoureuses", Chambolle-Musigny "Les Charmes" and "Bonnes-Mares" and we have a very formidable quartet. It has so often been intimated by the written or spoken word ofthose who should know better, that no white wines worthy of note are produced in the Cote de Nuits. May I respectfully suggest Musigny-Blanc,bottled on the Domaine ofthe Comte Ceorges de Vogue? Tofind a wine to compare with his 1953 and 1955 vintages one must think in terms of say, Montrachet. At its best, it is a fabulous wine, dry and full offlavour and commands high prices. The other fine white wine in these parts, produced close at hand is Clos Blanc de Vougeot. As its name implies, it comes from the vineyards that have for centuries been one of the glories of France. In very good years the wine is Domaine-bottled, which is the important guide. It is im ported into this country from time to time and well worth watching for but,remember,Domaine-bottling only. Few wines have enjoyed world renown as those from Clos de Vougeot. The reds have a vermilion colour, are spirituousand full-bodied. Its vineyardssurround thefortress Chateau, built by the Citeaux Monks in 1551 and there is no finer sight than this mighty, but serene place floodlit for a banquet of the Confererie du Tastevin, which is the headquarters of this order. Before we come to the great wines of Vosne-Romanee, mention mustbe madeofEchezeauxand Crands-Echezeaux,


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