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2007 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume, Vignoble de Vaulorent, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Burgundy

( £29, 13%, The Wine Society )

2007 was a vintage that was overlooked in Burgundy, both for reds and whites, which is a shame as they are drinking really well now. This has a delicious combination of honeyed development with bracing acidity to pull the wine back into line. Taut and chalky, with impressive palate length. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-16Similar Wines: £20-£30, 86-90, France, White, Chardonnay
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2006 Elio Grasso, Gavarini Chiniera, Barolo, Piedmonte

( £48, 14%, Lay & Wheeler )

2006 is a delicious vintage in Piemonte – less ripe than 2007, perhaps, but more classic in structure. This is still in short trousers, but it’s already approachable, with lifted aromas of tar, red fruits and incense, medium weight tannins, bight acidity and a core of savoury, focused fruit. Needs food to shine. 

BuyDrinking window: 2014-20Similar Wines: £30-£50, 91-95, Italy, Red, Nebbiolo
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2010 Marc Colin & Fils, En Créot, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Burgundy

( £24, 13.5%, The Wine Society )

If you’re on the hunt for comparative bargains in th Côte de Beaune, Marc Colin in Saint Aubin should be at the top of your list. This is everything I love about 2012 white Burgundies: focused, yet generous, with citrus rind acidity, a touch of oatmeal, subtle oak and a core of stony, chalky fruit. Superb white Burgundy at a very affordable price. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-18Similar Wines: £20-£30, 91-95, France, White, Chardonnay