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Wine sleuths wanted:

Danna | Jun 28, 2002 02:12 PM

Several years ago, in a restaurant in Chicago, our very interesting banquet neighbors gave us 1/2 a bottle of wine when they left the restaurant. I had already consumed my usual limit, but this wine tasted SO GREAT that I drank a couple more glasses. Because of my resulting state, I wasn't able to remember much about the bottle. It was a red, I beleive it said Chateau de Beaune (or some other French spelling that I remember thinking would be pronounced like bone.) Seems the word for father and son may have appeared on the lable as well. I also remember thinking the vinatge was older than most wines I had consumed, but don't think it was terribly old. It was rich and full and smooth to my uneducated palate. My husband, who doen't much care for wine, also thought it was unusually good.

My local wine guy says that while there is Cote de Beaune, there is no Chateau de Beaune.

What was I drinking? Grape? Why do you think it was so good? If I loved it, what does that mean I should look for in a wine?

Thanks for taking me to school on this one.

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