Mâcon Uchizy, Mâconnais

Domaine Alexis de Benoist

La Sagesse du Jesune Homme Gamay Noir 2014

A solid Beaujolais-Village, bearing the stigma of the beautiful Beaujolais wines. Tiled ruby color, of a certain concentration. Superb open nose, between candied red fruits (cherry, strawberry), dried floral bouquet (Pink, peony, iris), white pepper, and notes of aerial evolution tending towards truffle, medley, nail polish. Close to a Burgundy in more airy and more floral. Fine and final body on vivacity. Beautiful nobility, superb for its price. Drink a little refreshed.

Un Beaujolais-Village solide, portant les stigmates des beaux crus du Beaujolais.
Robe rubis tuilée, d’une concentration certaine. Superbe nez ouvert, entre fruits rouges confiturés (cerise, fraise), bouquet floral séché (Rose, pivoine, iris), poivre blanc, et notes d’évolution aérienne tendant vers la truffe, pot-pourri, vernis à ongle. Proche d’un Bourgogne en plus aérien et plus floral. Corps fin et finale sur la vivacité. Belle noblesse, superbe pour son prix. À boire un peu rafraîchi.
— 10 days ago

Tom, Ira and 16 others liked this

Domaine de la Thalie

Mâcon-Bray Les Pierres Levées 2020

Chardonnay from vineyards in Bray, in the northwest of the Mâconnais. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in oak for 12 months. Aromas of green pear and minerals (crushed stones). Some citrus on the palate. Saline finish — 2 days ago

Ira and Bob liked this

Domaine Robert-Denogent

Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay 2020

Wonderful example of not overpriced white Bourgogne. Electric acidity, abundance of lemons and some reduction. — 10 days ago

Fredric and Adam liked this

Château Vitallis

Mâcon-Fuissé Chardonnay 2020

Small producer, Dutron family, in the Mâcon, growing grapes since 1835. Pale lemon with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and sweet floral notes, aged on the lees, with 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in French oak. On the palate flavors of apple, melon and lemon citrus with notes of honey and vanilla oak. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity and ends with minerality. Nice! Good value! — 3 days ago

Rob, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Cave de Lugny

La Côte Blanche Unoaked Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay

Less oaky than American Chardonnay. Would get again. ( Danuta loved it and not just bcs she had visited the vineyard.) — 2 months ago

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Les Maranches Mâcon-Uchizy Chardonnay 2020

John Howard

So beautiful and precise. — a month ago

Ed, Doug and 27 others liked this

Domaine des Granges

Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay 2018

White Burgundy. More butter than oak but not offensive. It’s a winter white for Adria and me.
— 13 days ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal

Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

Mâcon Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, melon and lemon citrus with creamy notes of honey and vanilla oak. Medium+ finish, vivid acidity and ends with mineral character. Drink now while it’s fresh! — 11 days ago

Tom, John and 5 others liked this


Lieu Secret Mâcon Pierreclos Chardonnay 2020

My white of the night, even though my guess for it as a blind missed the mark. Once more, the influence of sight led me astray, with the exposed Stelvin cap popping out of the blind sleeve leading me to identify it as an Australian Chardonnay. In my defense, the ripeness of the fruit does fit the guess. If anything, it just reaffirms my view that global warming (and the homogenisation of styles) has been making it harder and harder to discern new and old world wines as of late. That topic aside, this wine was just so digestible. Long with strong salinity, laser-like acidity, and luscious mouthfeel. There’s a mix ripe stone and zesty citrus fruits here, along with nutty, woody, and spicy nuances. The only element that irks me is a touch of muskiness which I attribute to some level of premox. Other than that, there’s richness, intensity, and precision here - all the hallmarks of a great wine. Delicious, and finished in no time at all. — 19 days ago

Ceccherini, Jan and 13 others liked this

Domaine Des Vignes du Maynes (Julien Guillot)

Cuvée 910 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Mâcon-Cruzille Pinot Noir 2021

Francois’ garage in Beaune after tasting his and Val’s wine. Charlene cooking dinner. Perfumed, pretty nose. Fresh, elegant, glou glou. — 14 days ago