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So Chic, So Listrac: Fourcas Hosten

The Bordelais have always been the epitome of chic – in the way they carry themselves, in their deportment, in how they dress irrespective of age. They cannot countenance shabbiness. Perhaps at home they slob around in tatty jogging bottoms and flip-flops, but the boulevards of Bordeaux are a veritable crisscross of catwalks and luxury boutiques. Perhaps then, it is unsurprising that fashion houses have been lured to Bordeaux and acquired some its most famous châteaux.

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2019 Valle Reale Trebbiano d'Abruzzo ($15.00) 90

2019 Valle Reale Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, 90 points

The 2019 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo displays sweet white flowers, melon, chamomile and almond paste. It’s soft in texture, with mineral-tinged orchard fruits and pretty inner florals. This leaves a sense of umami as it tapers off to notes of dried nectarine. Very nice and an excellent value as well. (EG)


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1992 Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Blanchots La Réserve de l’Obédiencerie Grand Cru

One of the less discovered joys of Burgundy is mature Chablis. Apart from Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat, a lot of Chablis, even up to its highest echelons, is consumed in its youth.

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