This grew on me over three days. Best on the third, expectedly for a young premier cru Burgundy, I suppose. A bit faint with lots of soap upon entry, but smoothed out its rough edges, particularly after 48 hours in cold storage. Good nose, round and rich oak, but not overwhelming, and mellowed out to balance the fruit as the wine went forward. A bit hot leaving the palate, but a very good value Burgundy. 88-89 points.
So drinking this one from a Zalto glass - too detailed. I get the nice saline nose, but I also get a bit of oak now. Only perceptible with this glass. on taste nice roundness and good finish - but now I see a flaw. Maybe ignorance was better. Still a great value Burgundy though.
Westchester Wine School Premium Burgundy Tasting (Mamaroneck, NY): Drank blind at WWS tasting vs., of all things, a 2005 Batard Bienvenues from Remoissent. Each bottle was easy to identify, needless to say. The Montagny showed a pale straw color. Shy nose not revealing much. Sweet fruit, good acidity level, some oakiness detected on the fairly short finish. A pleasant, if somewhat simple wine which was matched against the best white of our tasting. Still, on its own, this was a very enjoyable bottle with a nice balance of ripe fruit, good acidity and fair amount of complexity for what it was.
Drank with roast chicken. Light straw color. Good dose of acidity. Heavy minerality. Almost new world butter, but pulls it off more seamlessly than a thick CA chard. Bit of oak but same deal. Just tastes very clean and balanced. Great qpr.
“Mixed Bag of Burgundies”-Tasting, Wine 2 (non-blind), in October 2013. The wine was medium lemon in colour, with a slightly golden touch, and offered grapefruit, lemon, apple, apricot and signs of oak aging and lees contact like toast, butter and spicy notes on the nose. On the expressive palate the wine showed red and yellow apple, lemon, some grapefruit, apricot and butter, paired with medium-plus lively, slightly bitter acidity and very good length. The oak became more prominent with air. A very good, medium-bodied, medium-complex, balanced Chardonnay. Drink now and over the next five to six years.
Popped and poured. Restrained nose of crisp apples, smoke, spearmint, and gravel. Medium bodied with a similar flavor profile, as orchard fruit competes with wet stone, fresh green herbs, and finishing lemon acidity. Enjoyable, relatively interesting flavors, but lacking a bit of depth. Likely will improve in the short term. Drink with air or Hold.
Organic and Biodynamic, Barrel Fermented and 1 year in barrel. Has a slight New World creaminess to it, but overall a very nice White Burgundy that is true to type. Minerality is there, ton of acidity. Easy to drink alone, and should be great with food.