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2004 Domaine du Château de Chorey (Germain) Beaune 1er Cru Sur les Grèves - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru (3/13/2013)

Opened this during my 50th birthday party and forced myself to try it. The Germain family have been in the wine business for 200 years. They own 17 hectares of vines which they grow organically. The vines in this vineyard are 70 years old and the bottle is marked Vieilles Vignes. Normally sells for $65 but was on clearance for $13. Not as heavy as I expected. Some oak and peach notes. Fairly well balanced. Fairly nice for a Chardonnay. Those who liked Chardonnay thought this was much better than I did. 87-88 points.

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