Burgundy Chardonnay

Domaine Pinson Frères

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Nose has seashells, sea spray, fresh strawberries, cold butter or cream, washed lemons, lemon juice and over-ripe green apple.

Palate has lemon creme, (light) strawberry, lemon zest, mild oak, freshly whipped cream and wet flint.

Nice wine, our first time having this particular 1er Cru vineyard, but...the oak, while it is sort of neutral, it is the underlying impact to the palate. I'm thinking they likely do not use new oak, but 2-4 year old barrels, but just a little much for my palate on a Chablis. I'm really a fan of very neutral oak or all stainless steel treatment.

24 Hour Update: Wood notes are gone, all about (light) lemon curd, limestone paste and cut strawberry today, wonderfulness.
— 4 days ago

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Tony Bubbles

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Got to meet the wine maker and her husband at a small dinner. Very much enjoyed both of them and their whole wine line up

Daniel Seguinot

Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Our dinner plans took a quick change when we received a call from our very fancy pants restaurant that the wine dinner (La Spinetta) was cancelled because the distributor didn't get them the wines...wtf, really? Our immediate back up was our favorite French bistro with the best comfort food one can ask for, delivered with precision every time, so consistent!

2017 Chablis, just amazing, got the cut strawberry note on the nose all night, then the wet limestone kicks in, great stuff, perfect restaurant bottle, immediately accessible.
— 13 days ago

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Vincent Girardin

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 1999

Light golden color and some nuttiness and butterscotch show its age and complement a mineral and fresh lemony core. Not as complex as would be ideal, but still very enjoyable unlike some prior bottles that were overly oxidized. — 4 days ago

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Remoissenet Père et Fils

Cuvée Spéciale Bourgogne Chardonnay 1997

Cuvée Speciale by Remoissenet. If you have the patience to keep a regional/village wine from a good producer in your cellar you can really treat yourself! Candied lemon, ripe pear, hints of oxidation (but in a good balanced way). The only question is ... who can wait that long?!?? — 4 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Crazy, I do that for Riesling, not started a program to do that for Burg Blanc yet. So good for you!
E & K G

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@Severn Goodwin I can’t take credit - this was at a restaurant close by! I keep failing in that task.... patience is indeed a virtue.

Jean-Jacques Morel

La Traversaine Saint-Aubin Chardonnay 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Just brilliant. There is a zen harmony to these whites that is utterly magical. Nose of mineral, applesauce, apple spices, pear, sprigs of fresh grass just unreal and super unique. Not your typical white burg. Palate is just delightful. Saline and super mineral with green apple and unreal balance and purity. My god this is so ultra pure. Clean as a whistle with terrific, length, minerality and balance. Unreal long finish that is just perfect. What a great wine. — 6 days ago

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Pär Sjölinder

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Shame hes not continuing in Burgundy. A star.
Lyle Fass

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@Pär Sjölinder yes it is but he can’t deal with Burgundian bureaucracy so I understand. And he’s still got the Aussie wine.

Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

Light straw gold. Heavy weight in the glass. Sweet fruit nose. Notes of pineapple, sea shell, some apricot, white flowers and a little spice. Rich and fat in the mouth. Some acidity in the background. If I were to taste this blind I doubt I would guess Raveneau. But knowing the vigneron you can pick out the little notes which identify it as so. This is a pleasant drink right now with the warm vintage that provides the bright fruit with semi decent acidity. — 13 days ago

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Dupont-Fahn Raymond

Chaumes des Perrières Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2014

This scratches the Meursault itch at a Monday night pricetag. Wet, chalky gravel, lemon oil, hint of sweet toast. Lighter, of course, but still beautiful acids and Burgundian minerality. Great value. — 2 days ago

Severn, Ron and 12 others liked this

Louis Latour

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2016

Probably would have been better with a decant of at least a couple of hours. This wine has a hint of honeyed almond and cashew on the nose. Also has a little bit of herbal quality. The entry of this wine is actually pretty round on the front. Buttercream. The middle is where this wine gains acidity and a dried herb and limestone, crushed rock character. Finishes with more acidity. This wine definitely had much more going on when it was closer to room temperature. Served at a restaurant, they tried like hell to keep it as cold as possible despite my attempts of taking the bottle out of the bucket... it always found its way back in... I sense there is quite a bit of improvement in the next 3 or 4 years. If I had to do it all over again though, I would probably leave this one alone, especially at the price. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Dauvissat-Camus

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009

Dinner with friends, no formal notes tonight.
Needed some time to come around, but doing great right now! Nice mashed strawberry nose, wet limestone paste, lightly oxidized yellow apple.
— 5 days ago

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David T

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Nice bottle.

Philippe Pacalet

Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

Flamboyant and punchy—-what’s not to like. First time having this producer. The use of oak was a bit much yet with time that will find its place. — 4 months ago

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