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2002 Domaine Henri Perrot-Minot Chambolle Musigny vieilles vignes

July 07, 2004|S. Irene Virbila

I opened a bottle of this Chambolle Musigny last week for dinner and fell in love at first sip. This is one of the simpler wines this domaine makes: It's the vieilles vignes, or old vines, that make the difference, teasing out everything the soil has to give. The texture is incredibly silky, the fruit fine and sweet, with something of the earth behind it and a heady scent of dark cherries and blackberries. A very pretty wine, one that can turn a simple roast chicken into a feast.

-- S. Irene Virbila


Quick swirl

Region: Burgundy

Price: About $50

Style: Soft and lush

Food it goes with: Roast chicken, braised meats, a classic beef daube

Where you find it: Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463; the Wine House in Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, (800) 76WINEX.

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