Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vincent Girardin Emotion de Terroirs Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay, 2005

Grapes for this wine come from Mersault and Puligny Montrachet, prime properties for white Burgundy. And the quality shows in this lower end wine from Vincent Girardin. At four years of age, it's just now showing its best.

The color is a medium deep gold, and the nose has a beautiful maturity. It's plenty oaky, but the oak is very fine, blending nicely with the mineral and fruit elements. In a blind tasting, this would never be mistaken for a New World Chardonnay. Flavors have a fresh, lemony acidity balanced by a lush, silky texture and a slightly tangy finish that lingers for several seconds. This is my style of Chardonnay.

1 comment:

  1. More dark it's better, when you saw the wine and it's dark, means it's delicious because it's kind of old.