Mâconnais, Burgundy


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. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Michel

Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2017

Big, rich, ripe and sweet. Has some minerally aspects too. — 14 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 6 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.
— 4 days ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal

Louis Jadot

Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2020

In southern Burgundy, at the northern border of Beaujolais, lies the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation. Pale lemon with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and sweet floral notes. 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. Consistent quality! Nice! Good value! — 3 days ago

Dawn, Juan and 4 others liked this

Vignobles Thévenet & Fils

Domaine de la Bongran Cuvée E.J. Thevenet Quintaine Chardonnay 2016

Very interesting wine. Almost drinks more like chenin with honeyed apple and marmalade notes dominating the palate. Definitely benefits from air, which helped focus the flavors and bring out a little more acidity. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Robert-Denogent

Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay 2020

Wonderful example of not overpriced white Bourgogne. Electric acidity, abundance of lemons and some reduction. — 12 hours ago

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! — 2 days ago

Tom, John and 1 other liked this

Daniel Barraud

La Roche Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2016

This was really good. Needed some air as it warmed up. Came into balance in about 15 minutes. — 13 days ago

Ira, Joseph and 12 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. — 4 days ago

Domaine Robert-Denogent

La Croix Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay

2017 vintage: first: just delicious and compulsively drinkable. The lush white fruit and apricot (soft and lengthy finish) is balanced by an interjection of salinity on the finish which just makes a person smile. You don’t get that in American Chardonnay. Someone else commented on perceiving cheese rind in a tug of war with orchard fruits…. I can see that as well! This is a ridiculous value! Buy. Some. Now! — 16 days ago

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