90 Points | International Wine Cellar , December 2010
Pale gold. Sexy aromas of orange blossom and ripe pear, lifted by a
floral topnote. More tactile in the mouth than the nose suggests, but
with strong minerality giving the wine a weightless quality and
captivating inner-mouth perfume. Very concentrated, brisk and
refreshing chardonnay: you won't find this style in California! The
elegant finish features notes of menthol and crushed stone. There's no
rush to drink this.
About as elegant as they come. Very refined taste & feel, medium-light body, just barely oaked (enough to take off the taste of naked chardonnay but not enough to make it buttery - very nicely balanced.)
Had with goat cheese & stoned wheat crackers before a meal of grilled salmon which we paired with an Oregon Pinot Gris.
Initially light but solid lemony flavor. Rather acidic-very pleasantly so. Then in the aftertaste crushed stone hints. Went wonderfully with Cornish Game hens-roasted. Refreshing.
Excellent wine, excellent value
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Full body, dry, no after taste, very good.
Great Chard for a SB lover
Really a delightful wine, very clean, dry, fairly acidic, but still has a great deal of complex chardonnay character. This is the wine for creamy fish soups such as lobster bisque or New England clam chowder. Nothing to do with the average California chard, and definitely renewed my enthusiasm for the varietal. Saving my last two bottles for a few years as I'm sure it will get even better. Also bought the 08, hope it's just as good. Definitely as advertised.
meursault like wine at a great price
Crisp burgundy in the meursault style
Very nice wine. Definitely lived up to your write-up.
A bit too fat for me. Should have been picked earlier.
Bonhomme makes a bon wine
While it lacks the almost ethereal honeyed quality of the Vielle Vignes, I thought this was a very fine effort. The color is a surprisingly lush pale gold with maybe a hint of green. The nose is characteristically mineral, some scented oak aroma (over-oaked: absolutely not). On the palate, rich, bracing, plenty of citrus fruit, some orchard notes, crisp and biting, good length.
I found it a bit acidic and short on fruit to offset that. However, one bottle, fresh from
shipping is not a great test. I still have hope for it.
I am changing my rating on this wine from four stars to two. While it is very good when it is good I also found the wine very inconsistent. Of the last five bottles I opened three were corked and had to be thrown out. Very disappointing when I knew how good the wine could be.
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