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The well-respected house of Faiveley produces superb high end wines as well as value-priced labels such as this very approachable Bourgogne. Half of the wine for this 2004 vintage is aged 18 months in oak prior to bottling. In the glass, this deep, ruby-toned wine shows ripe berry aromas with subtle wood, earth and spice notes. On the palate, distinctive cherry, raspberry and currant flavors combine with good acidity in a velvety finish. It's well-balanced with nice, firm tannins and a good structure. Drink now but it will age well over the next four years. It's fine as an aperitif or complement to grilled chicken, pork, roasts and semi-soft cheese. Where to buy it: Hopper's Wines and Spirits, Martin Wine Cellar in Uptown. Where to drink it: Antoine's and the Crystal Room at Le Pavillon Hotel. (Listings current at press time.) — Brenda Maitland Questions? Email winediva1@earthlink.net.
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