Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Pierre Andre Bourgogne Chardonnay, 2005
This is my kind of Chardonnay: no butter, no cream, just beautiful mineral-tinged Chardonnay flavors. The color is a medium yellow, clear and bright. The nose offers up focused scents of minerals, apples, pears and a hint of spice. The limey French oak qualities that were present a few months ago have been integrated nicely into the fruit. Flavors are well developed with a nice mineral bite and a long finish. As I've mentioned in previous notes, this wine has many of the qualities of a fine white Burgundy at the price of a simple Bourgogne Chardonnay.