Hospices de Beaune Beaune 1er Cru Cuvée Hugues et Louis-Bétault 1997 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Burgundy
R800
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'This is riper than the 2001 but shows a similar complexity and depth. The nose is rich, offering dark fruit, smoke and black olive. It is lush and round with a lower acidity, offering amazing drinkability and joy. Decant for 30 minutes and enjoy. Drink to 2022.' – Roland Peens (Apr 2018)

'A Squire and Counsellor-Secretary of the King of France, Hugues Bétault saved the Hôtel-Dieu from ruin when wars and epidemics were raging in the XVIIth Century. He had a light and airy infirmary built and acquired land that was transformed into gardens and a vegetable plot. After his disappearance, his brother Louis made in turn several generous donations to the Hospices. This Premier Cru Cuvée is made up of nearly 40% Beaune-Grèves, planted in 1961. It also includes a quarter hectare of Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru, planted in 1955.' – Hospices de Beaune
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Condition New
Drink to Drink now
Variety Pinot Noir
Producer information The Hospices de Beaune at the Hôtel-Dieu was founded in 1443 and is regarded as the world’s first modern hospital. Today, the iconic Burgundian building bears name to the important charity wine auction held in November each year. The auction offers unique parcels of enchanting Burgundies and also provides an indication of global fine wine prices.
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