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DOMAINE JEAN-MICHEL GIBOULOT

Jean-Michel Giboulot took over the family business in 1982 and has put together one of the best bang-for-your-buck portfolios in all of Burgundy over the last three-plus decades. Hiis wines are known as great values out of Burgundy's Savigny-les-Beaune appellation and both the reds and whites are equally strong. Giboulet's wines straddle the line between traditionally and modern with reds that have crunchier fruit and fine tannins, but plenty of ripeness and pureness of fruit. The whites are done in a feminine style with rounder fruit and a certain elegance that lingers long on the palate. His domaine holdings outside of Savigny are some of the best in the region with eastern exposures that allow for full ripeness and plumpness of flavor.

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