2010 Simon Bize Bourgogne Blanc Les Champlains


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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • 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.

  • Michael Davidson wrote:

    July 25, 2013 - Delicious. Beeswax and lemon on the nose, a nice burst of fruit on the palate. Would happily drink again.

  • Pknut wrote:

    July 7, 2013 - While I think that Gilman's review is a bit too favorable, this was a good Bourgogne blanc that shows good clear fruit with energy and verve, yet showing a bit too much oak currently in the vanilla and raw new wood on the palate. I think the wood will absorb and then this will be very good. I've been meaning to try this as a possible substitute for the Dauvissat cru Chablis that we've been opening. Found this wine, of all places, at a package store in Georgetown.

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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 28 (62%)
  • Consumed 17 (38%)

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