Benjamin Leroux

Bourgogne Chardonnay

8.977 ratings
9.020 pro ratings
Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Tasted the red version from 2015 a few nights ago. This is pale to mid Lemon in colour. Citrus peel and a tiny bit of oak on the nose. Light to medium bodied with nice texture and citric acid tension. The majority of this cuvée is drawn from 60 year old vines rooted in a single site in Meursault called Les Millerands (so named because of the small bunches and berries that result in this terroir. ) Les Millerands is on the Puligny side of Meursault. The wine was raised in 12 hectolitre cask for 12 months before spending a few months resting in tank. Not complex - juicy and ready to drink.

Tasted the red version from 2015 a few nights ago. This is pale to mid Lemon in colour. Citrus peel and a tiny bit of oak on the nose. Light to medium bodied with nice texture and citric acid tension. The majority of this cuvée is drawn from 60 year old vines rooted in a single site in Meursault called Les Millerands (so named because of the small bunches and berries that result in this terroir. ) Les Millerands is on the Puligny side of Meursault. The wine was raised in 12 hectolitre cask for 12 months before spending a few months resting in tank. Not complex - juicy and ready to drink.

Sep 19th, 2020
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.2

Bristling, energetic and engaging. Lovely showing

Bristling, energetic and engaging. Lovely showing

May 17th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Year in, year out. Always good.

Year in, year out. Always good.

Feb 29th, 2020
Sarah O'Kelley

This wine always overdelivers for the price point lemon, green apple and plenty of minerality!! And it’s perfect with oyster stew ❤️😋

This wine always overdelivers for the price point lemon, green apple and plenty of minerality!! And it’s perfect with oyster stew ❤️😋

Dec 1st, 2019
Scott Wren

Another aging beauty I forgot I had. Dark straw color with orange, nectarine and cardamom caramel flavors. Sipping slowly

Another aging beauty I forgot I had. Dark straw color with orange, nectarine and cardamom caramel flavors. Sipping slowly

Nov 8th, 2019
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.7

On the other hand, this was very good. Reductive, fair amount of citrus fruit, white peach and richness but all in balance with good acidity. Could last for the next few years and a great value.

On the other hand, this was very good. Reductive, fair amount of citrus fruit, white peach and richness but all in balance with good acidity. Could last for the next few years and a great value.

Aug 20th, 2019
Bob McDonald

A little funky note on the nose - Lees stirring? Raised in 12 Hectolitre casks for 12 months so no overt oak influence preferring vibrancy and freshness from the Chardonnay juice. Medium plus Citric acid. The majority of this cuvée is drawn from 60 year old vines in Meursault. Again, excellent QPR in a Village level Bourgogne Blanc from a rising star in Burgundy.

A little funky note on the nose - Lees stirring? Raised in 12 Hectolitre casks for 12 months so no overt oak influence preferring vibrancy and freshness from the Chardonnay juice. Medium plus Citric acid. The majority of this cuvée is drawn from 60 year old vines in Meursault. Again, excellent QPR in a Village level Bourgogne Blanc from a rising star in Burgundy.

Nov 24th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very high acidity.

Very high acidity.

Apr 12th, 2018
Scott Wren

The 2015 vintage is much like previous ones I’ve tasted. It has such vivacity—so fresh and lively. For me this wine starts with a sense of the sea —full of minerals and salinity which are so natural and refreshing like some deep essence of our bodies that it brings into presence. To this it adds something of the land and the fruits of human cultivation. These are the aromas of alpine flowers and the scent of lemon. Together they create a pleasure born of our ancient sea heritage and our present dwelling place on the land. They bring together in one sip both heaven and earth. Too much for a simple Bourgogne? No, this elemental nature is its magic.

The 2015 vintage is much like previous ones I’ve tasted. It has such vivacity—so fresh and lively. For me this wine starts with a sense of the sea —full of minerals and salinity which are so natural and refreshing like some deep essence of our bodies that it brings into presence. To this it adds something of the land and the fruits of human cultivation. These are the aromas of alpine flowers and the scent of lemon. Together they create a pleasure born of our ancient sea heritage and our present dwelling place on the land. They bring together in one sip both heaven and earth. Too much for a simple Bourgogne? No, this elemental nature is its magic.

Mar 11th, 2018
Geoffrey Luce

above its class.

above its class.

Jul 30th, 2017