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Arnaud Ente: New Benchmark for Chardonnay

Match made in heaven, May 2017.

Match made in heaven, May 2017.

Domaine Arnaud Ente is a complete revelation for me. I have tried Coche Dury, Leflaive, Leroux, Boisson-Vadot and countless other white Burgundy producers but never have I been WOWed like this. 

Perhaps you're like, oh no your young palate has never tasted the greats like DRC's Batard or Auvenay's Chevalier but to put this into context, the Arnaud Ente I tried was a mere 2013 Bourgogne Blanc - lowest of the classifications in Burgundy.

Such a simple wine, that gives so much! It has everything you want from a well-balanced Burgundy chardonnay - lemon, apple, mineral - all bound together with a hint of smokiness. The flavours instantly hits your note and palate from the first sip - this is a wine that does not wait to show off. 

And showed off it did. As soon as we realised just how god damn good this wine was, we rushed off to the nearest oyster shop (thank god just diagonally across from us). 

This all sounds ridiculously highfalutin, drunken scribble from your favourite, overly loquacious critics but this is not out of exaggeration and something you must taste ASAP for yourself - if you can find it of course.

I keep my eyes peeled for anymore to come and can't wait to try more of his village or 1er Crus. I hope to try his brother Benoit Ente's wines and I'll report once I do. 


TASTING NOTE: The ultimate straightforward, no bullshit, easy and fresh Burgundy white that punches way above it's weight in grace and class. 

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