Aligoté

Anybody tasted the Aligote from Denis Bachelet and if so any views / thoughts on style?
It's nice but not worth pursuing (given its now excessive price for what it is) in my limited experience, as with most cote de nuits examples. The Clavelier is pretty good.
PS I see the Ente is now more than £100 per bottle.
 
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It's nice but not worth pursuing (given its now excessive price for what it is) in my limited experience, as with most cote de nuits examples. The Clavelier is pretty good.
PS I see the Ente is now more than £100 per bottle.

I am told tonight that the Ente 2009 is more than worth it, aging incredibly. Not sure anout the 2015 though.
 
I'd meant that the Bachelet(much cheaper than Ente) wasn't particularly worth pursuing, a nice, unambitiously domestic wine. The Ente is indeed very good though no longer a bargain.
 
I'd meant that the Bachelet(much cheaper than Ente) wasn't particularly worth pursuing, a nice, unambitiously domestic wine. The Ente is indeed very good though no longer a bargain.

Ooops. Misread in a restaurant. Just to note that some vintages of the very old vine aligote from Ente are vvg. But I'd agree about the Bachelet: a nice honest wine I'd be happy to drink any day, but not one I wouldn't pay excessively for. And I am a big fan of Bachelet.
 
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Benoit Ente '16 tonight. Clear notch or two above his Chardonnay '16: the latter is 50% more expensive. The former was on allocation (!) at Caveau St. A.

Clear evidence last week in Burgundy that it is receiving higher exposure in the region.
 
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Does that mean that Benoit is starting to bask in his brother's glory?
I always remember the 99 village Puligny, ravishing and cheap. I got through several cases.
 
Just reread the thread and it has reminded me of the Bachelet 1979 Aligote -discovered in some barrels hidden away in a back part of the cellar a few year's after Denis' grandfather, who had made it, had died. I don't think it ever went through malolactic and it was viciously acidic.
 
Does that mean that Benoit is starting to bask in his brother's glory?
No idea. I’ve never tried Arnaud’s (white) wines. Not having an endless pot of money, I scratch my itch by drinking the occasional Coche-Dury. We’ve drunk a handful of Benoit’s white & whilst they don’t entirely convince they appear to be a work in progress, which I will follow with interest.
 
I didn’t even know Andrew made any.
Actually very small amount if the very small label roll was anything to go by. I understand it sold out immediately with regard to what was available to shops (Solent Cellar tried to order some but it was like getting tickets for a Justin Bieber concert). Emma said some was held back for mailing list customers but I didn’t get an email.
 
Hmmm. Andrew must keep this for the Favoured Few. Alongside the Chevalier Montrachet. ;)
I’ll just have to make do with the few from Mark H.
I’ve tried the Haisma and IMVHO it is stonkingly good. I have joked with Mark that his Aligoté is his best wine though I’m not sure he appreciated my humour. Obviously it isn’t but it was intended as a compliment nevertheless.
 
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