Joseph Drouhin ‘Laforet’ Bourgogne Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 19-Apr-2013
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with some golden hues. This has a softly fresh nose with harmoniously presented, moderately deep nutty aromas. Medium-bodied with good weight and body, the mouthfeel is rounded. The stonefruit and nutty flavours are a little restrained and on the subtle side. However, the palate has freshness and good acidity, with softness prevailing and carrying through to the finish. This is clear, approachable and varietally expressive. Drink over the next 2-3+ years. Aged in tank and seasoned oak. 16.5/20 Apr 2013 RRP $25.15 Bright, even straw-yellow colour with hints of gold, pale on rim. The bouquet is light and soft with classical hazelnut and chalk aromas, along with subtle stonefruit aromas, clean and simply expressed, revealing minerally hints in the glass. Dry and medium-bodied, this has a good core of chalky stonefruit and flinty flavours. The fruit is up-front, showing nutty and minerally elements, and follows the palate line with good liveliness, enhanced by balanced acidity. The flavours build with some richness on mid-palate, and this is enhanced by some alcohol warmth. The wine finishes dry and subtly textured and has good length. This is a good introductory white burgundy with up-front flavours. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 2-3+ years. Chardonnay fruit from various Bourgogne sites, fermented to 13.0% alc., a portion of the wine aged in seasoned oak. 16.0+/20 Dec 2012 RRP $26.99

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