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Wines from Arbois

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Rijckaert 2010 En Paradis Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay (Arbois)

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En Paradis—“in paradise”—refers to a vineyard owned by Régine and Jean Rijckaert. The wine is deliciously and very lightly oxidized, showing a great line of tangy, juicy green and white fruits which are overlaid by pineapple acidity. It has fine concentration and a so-refreshing lemon-zest aftertaste.  — R.V.  (6/1/2013)
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Rijckaert 2011 En Chantemerle Chardonnay (Arbois)

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With a crisp texture and ripe apple and pear fruits, this is deliciously fruity and lively, with a lemon zest texture. Some toastiness gives the wine extra interest. It’s worth aging until 2015.  — R.V.  (4/1/2014)
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Domaine Daniel Dugois 2006 Vin Jaune Savagnin (Arbois)

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Rich almonds, ripe peaches and a smoky, oxidized character all come together in this ripe, complex, fascinating wine. There is a great tang of apple acidity on the finish. Drink now.  — R.V.  (2/1/2014)
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Domaine Daniel Dugois 2012 Chardonnay (Arbois)

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This is a beautiful, ripe wine, flavored with quince, pear and apricots. It is above all the zesty texture that gives this wine its character and attraction. Fruity, structured and likely to age well, the wine should be drunk from 2015.  — R.V.  (2/1/2014)
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Domaine Daniel Dugois 2009 Savagnin (Arbois)

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Now mature, this is a deliberately oxidized wine that’s very ripe with strong notes of almond and yeast. It may require an acquired taste, but it has a great character of richness and complex texture. Drink now.  — R.V.  (2/1/2014)
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Andre et Mireille Tissot 2011 Les Graviers Chardonnay (Arbois)

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A full-bodied, slightly oxidative wine that wears its character well. There is a toastiness here along with some apple and apricot fruits, giving a rich feel to the wine. It’s ready to drink but can also continue to age until 2017–2018.  — R.V.  (4/1/2014)
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Rijckaert 2011 En Paradis Chardonnay (Arbois)

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This is a densely textured wine, full of flavors of lemon zest and green apples. The intense fruitiness lights the palate with a crisp feel as well as final, tight acidity.  — R.V.  (4/1/2014)
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Andre et Mireille Tissot 2010 Savagnin (Arbois)

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A wine that already shows some of the typical oxidative character of Savagnin. It creates a wine that has great style, richness and wonderful tangy, smoky character. It could age further, although it’s ready to drink now.  — R.V.  (4/1/2014)
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