The Auxey-Duresses appellation includes 9 Premiers Crus « climats ».
The red Auxey-Duresses has a bright ruby colour. The bouquet is well-balanced between rich aromas of small black fruits (blackcurant, blackberry, bilberry) and flower scents (peony). In the mouth, the attack is refined and supple, measured, meaty and pleasing. When young, there may be a touch of astringency but its tannins soon soften and its texture becomes velvety and it develops musky notes, as well as those of leather and spices.
The whites hve a pale straw colour and crystal clarity, matching their aromas of fresh almond and apple, to which are added biscuity and mineral (gunflint) notes. It tickles the palate in an agreeable fashion - sprightly when young, fuller and meatier with age, but always with good aromatic persistence.
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