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Recommended Weygandt-Metzler wines

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some Weygandt-Metzler wines are distributed locally by Potomac Selections Inc. of Landover. The wines recommended here were tasted at, or bought from, Weygandt Wines of Cleveland Park.

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Serafin Pere et Fils Morey-Saint-Denis, 1er Cru "Les Millandes" 2007
***
Burgundy, France, $85

As Peter Weygandt poured samples of several Serafin wines one recent Saturday, he commented: "People debate whether terroir really makes a difference. But when you have a producer like this, with several separate parcels, you can really taste the difference." This Morey-Saint-Denis is on the big side of Burgundy, with stony, firm tannins.

Dugat-Py Bourgogne "Cuvee Halinard," 2007
** 1/2
Burgundy, France, $55

The price is high for a basic Bourgogne, but the fruit for this cuvee comes entirely from the village of Gevrey-Chambertin and its close environs, just outside the approved appellation boundaries. It is stony and tannic, with a long, delicious finish.

Jobard-Chabloz Meursault "Le Limozin" 2006
** 1/2
Burgundy, France, $56

Fantastic chardonnay, this is rich and minerally, with lovely balance and finish.

Daniel Bouland Cote de Brouilly, 2008
**
Beaujolais, France, $22

It's a delightful cru Beaujolais: vibrant, earthy and very food-friendly.

L'Oustal Blanc K8
**
Rousillon, France, $18

Less serious than most of Weygandt's wines, this one surrenders to fun. Primarily made of cinsault, it is by no means a fruit bomb but charms with its exuberance.

Serafin Pere et Fils Bourgogne 2007
**
Burgundy, France, $29

Here's another basic Bourgogne that captivates with classic pinot noir character; unmistakably Burgundy.

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*** Exceptional

** Excellent

* Very Good

Prices are approximate. Check Winesearcher.com to verify availability, or ask a favorite wine store to order through a distributor.


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