Burgundy Chardonnay

Pierre Boisson

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

David T
9.2

I’ve been reading & hearing about this rising Burgundy star for awhile. It was time.

The first thing I would say about this bottling is it is still very young. A few years will improve it greatly.

While young, it rides the French Burgundy & Sonoma Chardonnay fence with great balance between the two. The wood use isn’t big, just more than I like at this point for burgundy. I think that will soften in time. They use about 20% new for their Bourgogne Chardonnay & 30% for their higher end whites.

The nose is cream soda with a touch of ginger. Green apple, pineapple, lime candy, elegant minerality, soft chalkiness, sea spray, sweet butter, vanillin, sweet volcanics, yellow lilies, spring flowers with a touch of cut greens.

The body is round with good viscosity. Really beautiful. Drinks like a nice Meursault. Cream soda with a touch of ginger. Green apple, pineapple, lime candy, white peach, hints of grapefruit with a touch of sugar, honeysuckle notes, elegant minerality, soft chalkiness, sea spray, sweet butter, vanillin, herbal characteristic, sweet volcanics, yellow lilies, spring flowers, fruit blossoms with a touch of cut greens. The acidity shows the strength of the vintage. The finish is; perfect balance fruit & earth, elegant with excellent polish that persists several minutes.

Get it while you can. They produce several wines and only make a total production of 3,000-4,000 cases depending on what the growing season brings.

Photos of; long shot of their Domaine, father and son winemaking team of Bernard and Pierre Boisson, a near perfect cluster of Chardonnay grapes and the family (Pierre, Bernard & Anne) tasting in their cellar.
— 4 days ago

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Louis Jadot

Couvent des Jacobins Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

Lime and citrus on nose with nutty aromatics and a modern western twang of pineapple juice on nose and palate - a light oak touch. Ready to drink now. Great producer in an excellent year for white burgundy. This is a good Village White Bourgogne. — 3 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2005

Tasted blind. Canary gold color. Honey'd fruit forward nose with notes of white Kimmeridgian soil, white acacia flowers, citrus fruit and a pile of rocks. Guessed 2002 Raveneau Valmur. The bottle went quickly. Glad I have some of these saved for future consumption. 96+ — 2 days ago

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What a bottle & tasting

Etienne Sauzet

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

So happy to be able to go out to lunch Monday in Iowa..been a long time! Broke a tooth on chips & salsa...Dentist Tuesday..little Periodontist surgery 8 am this morning!! So happy to get off of pain med..codeine gives me a migraine! A glass of wine to ease the day as I relax to 60's folk music.
This Bourgogne is really delicious! Smiles....its been a long day! 🦷🤐 getting better... temporary crown next week!
Update..we finished this wine with a shrimp salad with dinner...this Chardonnay is stunning. New World in style...great fruit..balanced by minerals..slight hints of tropical fruits and a nuttiness all at the same time..presents with a bit of lanolin too! Love this wine!
— 6 days ago

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Dawn E.

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin we finished this wine with dinner! Absolutely delicious...it was from your post that I decided to order this! 🤗
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@Dawn E. Glad you sought out out! I think we have 1 bottle left of the 2013, I might be able to find more, but TBD as we have plenty of other bottles to distract me from needing more of that one. The 1er Cru E-S wines are great, but elusive, expensive and needing years to relax.

Olivier Leflaive

Les Sétilles Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

Nose has lightly grilled lemon, wet limestone, oxidized green apple peel, minor oak char and vanilla creme.

Palate has day-old lemon zest, yellow apple pulp, dried white florals, slight lanolin and dry earth. Mild acidity, just doing wonderful tonight.

Our last bottle of 2016 😢. Paired great with large slabs of Steelhead trout on the grill, toasted orzo with garden herbs and a wonderful salad of microgreens with early lettuces from a local farmer. Our greens likely to be ready in a couple more weeks. 🤤 I really need a full on greenhouse, a cold frame isn't enough!
— 10 days ago

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David T

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Truly the better of the Flav’s!!! ⏰

Domaine Clos des Rocs

Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loche Chardonnay 2016

A bit richer than I expected, a nice Chardonnay from the maconnais. Lemon and wax, mouth filling, acid a smidge less than expected.

I went back to this on day 3, and this is really singing now. All of the pieces are seamless and that lemon pith minerality really shines through. Would increase to a 9.1. Maybe one to decant.
— 3 days ago

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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

A beautiful nose of yellow orchard fruit, honeysuckle and a touch of sea shells and salin texture. The wine is rich, a nice roundness and slightly less crisp than the usual Droin style, but still with enough backbone and acidity to make it harmonious, balanced, classy, elegant and with a lingering delicious finish. Great bottle. Un nez magnifique sur les fruits jaunes, pêches et un petit côté chèvrefeuille et une touche de coquillage. La bouche est sur le même registre, un côté plus riche et ample que le style Droin habituel, mais non dénuée de colonne et d’acidité qui en font un ensemble harmonieux, frais, pur, équilibré et avec beaucoup de classe et une longueur impressionnante. 93 pts aisément — 3 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Cuvee Cassaneas Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2017

Sweet minerals on the nose.

Palate is very clean. Definitely a mineral bomb. Lemon pith .. sweet lemon pith. Aerated lemon zest. Dense but in a cerebral way. Laser ground dusty minerals. Almost mineral spice. Terrific palate roundness. Hits all parts of the palate.

This is NOT a pop and pour. It needs 30-60 minutes. Treat it like a high end village wine.

Bought from fass selections.

— 4 days ago

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Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Have always adored these wines. Traditional, full of soul and character. Would never call this 15 years old, fresh as a daisy. Ripe citrus, grilled pineapple, golden apple, iodine, anchovy, damp earth, mushroom, spring honey, tarte tartin, herbs. The warmth of the year is present in its upfront fruit, but it all departs salty mineral with persistent cut. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Coche-Dury (J.F. Coche Dury)

Les Perrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2001

Tasted blind. Medium gold. Flinty nose. Notes of Meyer lemon, pit fruit, wet stones. High pitched. Was told this was recently opened and at first this is on the fruity side and not showing much acidity and power. Guessed a non-Chardonnay grape. With ~2 hours of air this blossomed to show its pedigree. Great juice. Went back to this several times, it was the first empty of tasting. — 2 days ago

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