Yes, Aligoté Again!
A few weeks ago, I sent an offer for the Marechal Aligoté 2014 that was very well-received and just yesterday, I tasted another Aligoté that, while stylistically different, I found every bit as compelling.
Comté Armand is one of the legendary names in Burgundy, certainly in the Cote de Beaune. Their wines are among the firmest, burliest, longest-lived Pinot Noirs on the planet, but today we are talking about their whites, well one white specifically, the 2013 Bourgone Aligoté.
Where the Marechal, with their quirkier style, emphasizes the earthier side of Aligoté, the Armand is an oh-so classic and noble version.
At the edges, it's soft and supple, with an elegant creaminess to it, but as it continues across the palate, the firm, floral and intensely mineral flavors take over. It finishes with a wonderfully taut backbone of acidity.
There are plenty of Meursault at more than double this price that can't come close to achieving this kind of tension!
I guess now's the perfect time to mention that it's only $27.
I have some in stock right now and plenty more on order.
Quantity is good, so don't be bashful.
This one'll keep you happy straight through the Summer.
MCF Rare Wine, Ltd
237 West 13th Street
New York 10011
MCF Rare Wine Ltd.