2010 Simon Bize Bourgogne Blanc Les Champlains


  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Bourgogne Blanc
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • wayfarer Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 1, 2015 - Served with sea scallops in wine/lemon/dill sauce. Rich yellow in glass, lemon/citrus/earth with bit of caramel in nose. Citrus, mineral & acid on a medium rich palate. Other fruits lurking, as prior notes observed. Deepened and lengthened as it warmed--quite a long finish--starts withe immediate citrus/acid, smooths out to softer fruit and bit of sweetness and then lingers with lovely hints of all that came before. Clearly has evolved since last tasted 1.5 years ago.

  • Outplaying wrote: (90 points)

    April 19, 2015 - A little too cold at first. Honey glazed citrus and pineapple. Lots of intensity and good balancing acidity. As it warms it retains the honeyed quality but the fruit turns more towards orchard fruit, like apples and pear. A hint of spearmint on the nose now. Lots of saline and a hint of roasted marshmallow on the finish. I'm wondering why I only bought a few at this price. I am going to hold my last bottle for a couple years. Very good.

  • Vinsant Likes this wine:

    April 28, 2014 - Piercing laser-like acids down the middle of the palate but fans out at the back of the tongue to reveal citrus and unsweetened Mead (thanks Motz for the descriptor). More chalk, orange blossom, straw, and gravel round out the tart fruit. Paired nicely with crimini pizza and a spicy fishy Thai pizza. Fun wine!

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  • Motz wrote: (92 points)

    April 27, 2014 - Vinsant kindly poured this at a tasting. Wow, what a unique wine! I had it as Loire Sauvignon Blanc from a fat year. It features tremendously pure, laser-like acidity, focused citrus notes, kumquat, carambola, shale, and chalk. Bracing mouthfeel, long tangy finish. Light, crisp, and juicy by Chardonnay standards. Interesting experience!

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  • Outplaying wrote:

    December 15, 2013 - This is the first bottle we have opened. I'm not sure if this bottle was a little off. Baked apple, beeswax, almond, slight citrus notes. There is pretty good acidity and minerality, but I thought this seemed a little advanced and very slightly oxidized. Ann didn't think so, however. Will open another one soon.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2013, Issue #43, Recently-Tasted White Burgundy

    (Bourgogne “les Champlains” Blanc- Domaine Simon Bize et Fils) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Allen Meadows
    June 2012, Issue #47 (link)

    (Domaine Simon Bize Bourgogne "Les Champlains" White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2011, Issue #36, The 2010 Burgundy Vintage: Low Yields Deliver Profound Elegance

    (Bourgogne “les Champlains” Blanc- Domaine Simon Bize et Fils) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Simon Bize
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Champlains
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bourgogne Blanc

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 27 (52%)
  • Consumed 25 (48%)

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