Chalky, with saline-tinged orchard fruits, light spice and surprising freshness. Excellent starter wine that's clean and rewarding; perfect for a seafood/pasta salad or with light apps. At just $20, this is damn good QPR. 13,0% abv, drink now
Great wine from southern burgundy! Nice nose, a little bit dominated by the oak. However, on the second day, the nice exotic fruit, pear and green apple of a classic burgundy Chardonnay really comes though. The great thing about this wine is its minerality. It is already overwhelming in the nose and really continues onto the pallette. While I was thinking about deduction some points because of the wine's slight oakiness, the minerality made most of that up. Also, the wine has quite some length and a really refreshing finish. This will show nicely over the next 2-4 years.
OK, but not quite a 90. Nice mouth feel, but still fairly acidic so it was hard to get to the fruit. I suppose it might calm down in time. but the fruit may be gone by then. This wine goes more to the citrus end of things, but with enough honey and butterscotch to keep it from being confused with a chablis. Needs food to complete it. A good buy at under $20 because of the complexity.
Nose is clean with medium or typical chardonnay intensity. Its youthful, but showing (already) some signs of development -- a bit of earth and barrel come through the fruit aromas. Those aromas are slight and just minor notes.
Palate is dry, with medium or typical acidity. Unlike the Ente Meursault I am comparing to its body is a bit heavier, but its acidity is far less pronouced. The flavor intensity is medium, or expected from Montagny, with a richer, more ripe fruit character (again, only in comparison to Ente who must harvest very early_, with just bare notes of wood and secondary aromas showing through. The length is a veyr pleasant medium.
Overall this is a very good Montagny, especially at its price of $23. In fact, very tough to beat. When compare to the Ente Meursault which I am having alongside it the fruit is chunkier and it doesn't have as much minerality. However Ente is also x4 the price. So one would hope there is a difference.
Pale yellow with a tinge of green in the glass. There are delicate aromas of lemon oil, white flowers, heady minerals, and hints of almond as the wine warms. The nose is quite pretty with great purity although it is slightly reticent at first. There is good density to the flavors of citrus and melon and the texture is round but lively as the acidity lifts the fruit through the finish. I love the palate here as it has delicate flavors with crunchy minerals and a touch of lifted sweetness on the finish. The mineral presence on the palate is profound for this price point, what a value.
Just exactly what a white Burgundy should be, and at a great price!
Lemony and limey on the nose with hints of minerality. Lively, juicy acidis on the palate (say medium +) but with great balance to the texture of the fruit. I would guess that the fruit is actually quite heavy but brillant and forceful acidity brings it right into focus. Crisp, clean and youthful finish. Invigorating! At $26 its a steal.
Very youthful straw color. The nose is a bit leesy and buttered popcorny, but mostly good fresh ripe fruit, the aroma of grapes in the sun, notes of pear and peach and lemon zest. On the palate, the elements of the wine have not yet come together -- you get a mouthful of ripe fruit at one instant, citrus peel the next, a blast of fruit acidity and "stoniness" the next. When all comes together, likely in a year or so, this will be even better, but it is very enjoyable in its slightly amped up way now. It doesn't necessarily shout "Montagny" at me -- it's a bit too generously open and lacks some of that quirky, unctuous peach pit quality I like in Chalonnaise whites. But God bless those maniacs at Vineyard Brands -- this hit the west coast retail market at about $15 bottle and at that, it's definitely a 'go to wine" that it is hard not to like.
Bright lemon color. Intense, creamy lemon butter bouqet, that's joined by crushed limestone, mint and tropical fruit. Ripe and broad flavors of lemon butter and pineapple with a touch of vanilla oak. Mineral upwheling on the tightly wound finish. Nice acidity with good vibrancy and cut. Drink now-2014. 89+ pts.
This is just an incredible wine, with a lovely, deft toast of oak on the nose, then a spritz of citrus underneath, and a palate that is much the same, with rich toast at first and then lovely lemon and maybe lemon cream and great length. Really an excellent wine, and an excellent QPR. Highly recommended.
Barrel fermenting. The idea was to go into the Macon and Chalone and make them like they were Meursault. Really mouth watering acidities. A great pull. Stunning for its price. The back palate has that calcerious, chalkiness that comes through as Chalone, but man is it great.
gift from BartsBIN! in comparison to the Bourgogne blanc a bit more refined, the fruit is more restrained and classy, more mineral. builds a nice tension, creamy / buttery notes. medium body. very appealing. ready now. drink 2012 at the latest.
Lovely, very mineral driven, albeit lesser wine from JM Boillot. Will probably evolve for a couple of years but will never be a big wine. I enjoy his whites that have more body. Nice elegance and finesse in this one, though.