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Lucien Le Moine Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières has a clean and precise bouquet with crisp citrus fruit and plenty of rock. The palate is...
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Lucien Le Moine Meursault Genevrieres 2011 750ml

Rated 92-94 - The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières has a wonderful, vibrant nose with grilled hazelnut and smoke - a straight-down-the-line...
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Lucien Le Moine Montrachet Grand Cru 2012 750ml

Rated 94-96 - For my sample, Mounier blended two barrels from the Chassagne and Puligny side together for his 2012 Montrachet Grand Cru. As you...
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Lucien Le Moine Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 2012 750ml

Rated 91-93 - Pale yellow. High-toned aromas of lemon zest and underripe pear. Pure and brisk in the mouth, conveying a sense of nervous energy to...
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Maison Champy Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Rich, laced with lemon, peach, apple and vanilla flavors. Juicy and harmonious, with a stony feel on the finish. Combines power and...
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Marc Colin Chassagne Montrachet Encegnieres 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - This wine was bottled only two weeks before I tasted it; as such it's not surprising that some would display some residual sulfur. This...
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Olivier Leflaive Batard-Montrachet 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - A very mild hint of reduction isn't enough to completely mask the citrus-inflected white orchard fruit scents. This is a powerful and...

Burgundy Chardonnay Cote De Beaune

The region of Burgundy has become synonymous with high quality red wines, but in actual fact the region consistently produces a wide variety of fine wines of many different styles, rigorously protected by French wine laws designed to keep reputations and quality at a very high level. The region benefits greatly from a warm and sunny summer climate, which, coupled with the excellent quality soils which typify the region, and centuries of experience and expertise, has led to the region being known all over the world for the excellence of its produce. The majority of grapevines grown here are of the Pinot Noir varietal, which has helped Burgundy become known as the definitive region for elegant and smooth red wines, but Chardonnay grapes and many others are also grown in abundance and used to make both still and sparkling wines.
Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.
The beautifully and unforgettable French region of Cote De Beaune has been revered throughout the centuries, and recognized as one of the key producer's of the world's finest white wines. The region is highly respected as an excellent producer of Chardonnay wines, and the Chardonnay grapes which grow there, on the southern slopes of the Cote d'Or, are packed full of the unique and powerful characteristics of this very special terroir. Interestingly, Cote De Beaune produces more red wine than white wine, despite its white wines being so famous. The red wines of Cote De Beaune are mainly made from Pinot Noir, but are relatively very light and fruity in their character, perfect for sipping on a warm, sunny day alongside a wide range of foods.