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Bonneau Du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - #30 Wine of 2013 - A classic Corton-Charlemagne with lifted floral notes and toasted nuts adding to the wine's complex flavour profile....
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Domaine Parent Corton Blanc 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Very mild reduction does not completely mask the aromas of petrol, wax and freshly sliced lemons and limes. There is a very lush, even...
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Louis Latour Batard Montrachet 2011 750ml

Rated 92-94 - A discreet application of wood frames the overtly ripe though once again, not really exotic nose aromas of both white and yellow...
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Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - An intense, concentrated style, with a mineral streak underlining the peach, apple, lemon and spice flavors. This is linear, showing...
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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...

2011 Chardonnay France

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.
Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.