Michel Colin-Deléger 2000 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "En Charmois" ($28.00)
This is a clear, straw-color wine with a golden hue. Fresh appley aromas, the signature of Chardonnay, add an appealing rich note of roasted chestnuts and discreet oaky spice. Full, almost unctuous on the palate, apples are joined by hints of rising bread dough, luscious fruit on a firm acidic structure. A slightly awkward note of less-than-fully-integrated wood takes off a judging point or two, but doesn't really detract from the wine's overall appeal. US Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, Calif. (Sep 9, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with both courses of a meal fashioned to go with Chardonnay: Spaghetti tossed with butter and fresh sage, and shrimps sauteed in butter with garlic.

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