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Les Cras Macon La Roche-Vineuse Chardonnay

9.14 ratings
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Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse, Mâconnais, 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
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Ian Hamel

2022/5/28 with tai sashimi 2 ways, tomato in dashi, chicken and new onion in pea and white miso soup, etc. There may be some bias since I’ve been looking for bottles like this since being reminded of how good classicist white Burgundy is with Kyoto food, but this really did it, and even more so considering the price. Savory, salty minerals, butter and citrus, the requisite oak, some honey from maturity - it all just works.

2022/5/28 with tai sashimi 2 ways, tomato in dashi, chicken and new onion in pea and white miso soup, etc. There may be some bias since I’ve been looking for bottles like this since being reminded of how good classicist white Burgundy is with Kyoto food, but this really did it, and even more so considering the price. Savory, salty minerals, butter and citrus, the requisite oak, some honey from maturity - it all just works.

May 28th, 2022
Ian Hamel

Summer 2021. The oak is somewhat prominent at this stage - going off a 2011 that I had, it’ll integrate more in a few years.

Summer 2021. The oak is somewhat prominent at this stage - going off a 2011 that I had, it’ll integrate more in a few years.

Aug 8th, 2021
Ian Hamel

2021/5/7-9 with meunière of shitabirame, etc. A totally different thing from the straight Roche Vineuse - initially there’s a fair bit of oak but with time and air it integrates nicely. There’s citrus, white flowers, buttered toast, and some cool stones. The palate balances tangy acidity and savor. I’d love to see how this continues to evolve.

2021/5/7-9 with meunière of shitabirame, etc. A totally different thing from the straight Roche Vineuse - initially there’s a fair bit of oak but with time and air it integrates nicely. There’s citrus, white flowers, buttered toast, and some cool stones. The palate balances tangy acidity and savor. I’d love to see how this continues to evolve.

May 9th, 2021
Timbo

Timbo had this 4 years ago

Timbo had this 4 years ago

Dec 6th, 2018