2012 Domaine Talmard Macon Uchizy
Producer: Domaine Talmard
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
No oak...very nice
Lack of oak makes this a nice crisp chard; enough energy but no woody.
Clean, vibrant with an excellent mouth feel and medium body. On the big sumptuous nose, vanilla and apples, Anjou pears, with concurrent presence on the palate with an addition hint of lemon. Beautiful on entry but comes up just a little bit short on the back of the tongue. I generally like bigger more heavily oaked chards but this certainly is worth putting in the cellar.
This just arrived today and I could not resist chilling and opening one. CabernetSauvignon is right: This is just as described. Very nice, and it opened further with air, suggesting that cellar time will be rewarded, but 10 years? Not at my house! It's too good to wait that long!
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This wine is pretty much as described in the tasting notes when sold. It is perfectly balanced and with just a touch of sweet pear but as fine and dry as you please.
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