91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013
Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Ripe yellow peach, oatmeal and a smoky leesy nuance on the nose. Round and plush but dry; less forthcoming today than the Clavoillon but at least as dense. The finish is supple but a bit sullen. In a very closed stage two months after it was bottled.
About the Cote de Beaune
The Cote de Beaune, which comprises the southern half of the Cote d'Or-- the limestone escarpment from which Burgundy's finest wines originate-- is the source of the most famous names in white Burgundy. It also produces outstanding red Burgundies (such as in Santenay and Volnay), even if Pinot Noir here rarely possess quite the stuffing, complexity, and longevity of...
Read More »
The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
Read More »