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Savennières, Roche aux Moines, Dom. aux Moines - 1999

Item # 25408 750mL
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A living, breathing golden hue inflected with crystailine mineral filling a decadently full body. There is no waxy viscousity, just carefully dried plums and quince. Whisper thin threads of saffron float langourously and one picks up bare notes of petrol mushroom, indicating a pleasing reductive quality. Ready-to-drink now, but this Grand Cru Chenin will stand up to some time in cellar, if you're not in a rush.


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