Burgundy Chardonnay

Hubert Lamy

Les Chataigners Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

I had to rescore this entry, as it developed more beauty and intensity as the hours passed. Brilliant green hues and shimmering clarity. The nose is impeccably clean and fresh with wet sea shell, ocean-like salinity, lemon zest and herbs. Initial flavor profile displayed dense lemon curd and honey, but became even brighter and more focused eventually expressing much more savory and pithy characteristics. Key lime and fresh tarragon flavors resonate on the back of the palate framed by very racy minerality. By no means an inexpensive entry-level bottling but a truly superb lieu dit effort that will challenge many a Saint-Aubin 1er cru for quality. — 3 days ago

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Florent Garaudet

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

A bit flinty and funky out of the gates. Some hazelnuts, but also a rich flinty character, that goes away with 5 minutes of air. Palate is so so elegant and scary refined. Wow. Such finesse and depth. Really remarkable. What a palate. So much mineral depth and freshness. Terrific juiciness and structure. Tangy, citrus in the finish. Has years to go. Great energy and density yet so finessed. — 2 days ago

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Domaine de Montille

Le Cailleret Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Beautiful white gold color in the glass. Very nice hints of green apples and citrus on the nose. Light to medium bodied wine with tastes of buttered popcorn, green apples, lemons and a slight hint of spice. Luscious acidity tells me this wine has a very long life. Pairs very nicely with my Chilean Sea Bass tonight. — 4 days ago

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Hubert Lamy

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Nose has lightly oxidized yellow apple peel, wet seashells, freshly cut pear, light creamy oak, fresh lemon pith and light honey.

Palate has light salinity, lemon skin, honey on oak slab and under-ripe peach.

Beautiful wine, great (medium) acidity, yet still young. Likely this will benefit with another 4-6 years of rest. Oliver Lamy is one of the best Saint-Aubin producers, and this bottle is proof, chaotic vintage and still shining.

Decanted ~3hr. Easter 2019.
— 3 days ago

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@David T Thank you so much for turning me towards Oliver!
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@Jordan Wardlaw Nice! Wish that @Delectable Wine wasn't having weekend issues again, pics are not pushing on devices or website. Either way looking forward to your notes.
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@Severn Goodwin Glad you are enjoying! Really enjoy Olivier’s craft.

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

Wow ! Un peu fermé à l’ouverture, s’est superbement développé sur 3 heures. Bouche très ronde, minérale et agrumes. Une acidité bien présente et une grande longueur qui persiste. À attendre pour ceux qui en ont. — 5 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Meursault-Genevrières 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Pale Gold in colour and crystal clear. Nuances of honey florals mineral and herbal characters. With time notes of sliced pear. Plenty happening on the palate which initially was delicate and refined but developed more weight with aeration. A fascinating journey for this gorgeous mature Genevrieres and a good showing for a lesser vintage. Drink now. One of the 1001 Wines. — 10 days ago

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Janotsbos

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

Lyle Fass
9.2

Great nose. So precise and on point. Lemon, wet forest floor, minerals, candied but barely. Lovely classic 14 nose. Dynamic 2014 with lovely energy, purity and sap. So very pure and clean. Excellent depth and just so harmonious. Reminds me of the Mosel for some reason. Very mineral finish and lovely persistence. — 11 days ago

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Louis Jadot

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2016

Puligny-Montrachet, situated to south of Meursault & to north of Chassagne-Montrachet, shares with Chassagne a handful of the greatest white wine vineyards in the world. An array of aromas, somewhat exotic, yet delicate. Subtle fruit with wispy ripe stone fruits, intricate spice, vanilla with gentle nuttiness. Balanced acidity, wafts of oak on a lingering smooth mineral finish. Clay and chalky soils give this wine it’s firm depth! Age at least 8+ years! — 3 days ago

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Vincent Girardin

Les Vieilles Vignes Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2015

Vincent Girardin continues the winemaking tradition of his father and grandfather before him, and expanded the appellations in his domaine either through inheritance, purchase, or a system of leasing called "fermage." Aromas of stone and citrus fruits. The palate shows lemons with crisp apple, mineral & oak notes. This medium-body wine has good balance with integrated acidity, lingering, finishing smooth with a citrus mineral ending. Very Nice! — 8 days ago

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Domaine William Fèvre

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

William Fèvre started with a small harvest of 7 hectares in 1959. Currently, this domain is among the largest in Chablis, featuring around 15 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards over a total of 78 hectares of crops.

Bougros is a single vineyard of 2.11 hectares on a steep slope on the northern side of the Serein river. Its southern exposure is ideal for the maturation of the grapes at these northern latitudes. The soil, a mixture of gravel and clay, plays a fundamental role in keeping the yield low. 50% of the wine is maturated in French old oak for 6 months.

The color is a wonderful pale yellow, irradiating the tablecloth with light. Leaving an appropriate time to rest, the nose shows complex layers and multiple notes, starting from an initial bouquet of flowers, jasmine and elderflowers, going to citrus, lemon in particular, and ending with the typical notes of wet stone and flint characteristic of the Chablis region. We must also notice some ripened fruit (peach in particular) which looked out of place in this classical, impactful range of flavors.

The taste is full, sappy, medium to full body with low to medium alcohol and medium to high phenolic concentration (thanks to the perfect exposure of the vines). Dry, with high acidity that lingers on the palate for a long time, while herbaceous and flinty notes dominate the aftertaste. No trace of the sweetness that can be found in the nose.

This is an astonishing product, and nothing short from excellence. However, the sweeter notes found in the nose can somehow throw this product slightly out of balance. It's a small spike in the perfect roundness of this product, but nevertheless, a mistake in a wine that is, otherwise, among the finest this region can offer. Ready to drink now.
— 4 days ago

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