Benjamin Leroux

Bourgogne Chardonnay

9.114 ratings
9.16 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
Scott Rowe

Year in, year out. Always good.

Year in, year out. Always good.

Feb 29th, 2020
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
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
Rob Moose

This is mighty impressive. Baby Roulot. A worthy buy. Great acid and a suggestion of Burgundian pomp from a regional wine.

This is mighty impressive. Baby Roulot. A worthy buy. Great acid and a suggestion of Burgundian pomp from a regional wine.

Jan 14th, 2019
Rob Moose

This is a very good BB. Even better on day 2. Thanks Benji!

This is a very good BB. Even better on day 2. Thanks Benji!

Feb 12th, 2018
Rick K
9.1

Really nice clean Bourgogne. Still a bit unforgiving; better the second night. Try again in a year.

Really nice clean Bourgogne. Still a bit unforgiving; better the second night. Try again in a year.

Nov 14th, 2017
Sarah O'Kelley

This is actually the Chardonnay not the Pinot Noir. Perfect for an evening off on the porch with cheese and then local pan roasted triggerfish. Lots of citrus and rocks and a touch of struck match which I love 😍

This is actually the Chardonnay not the Pinot Noir. Perfect for an evening off on the porch with cheese and then local pan roasted triggerfish. Lots of citrus and rocks and a touch of struck match which I love 😍

Sep 21st, 2017
Anders Berglund

Gott med C1 på ica

Gott med C1 på ica

May 20th, 2017
Scott Rowe

Scott had this 2 years ago

Scott had this 2 years ago

Mar 2nd, 2019