Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pierre Andre bourgogne Chardonnay Reserve, 2005

This has been an excellent generic white Burgundy, now nearing the end of its useful life. At least, I keep telling myself that since this is my last bottle.

The color has deepened, and mineral smells now dominate with pear and apple in the background. But isn't that what white Burgundy is all about? It's all about the quality of the minerals, and this wine strives toward the higher appellations such as Puligny, Mersault and Saint Aubin. The texture is sleek, and complex flavors eventually emerge and start to reverberate. There is a mineral, spicy bite that gets better with every sip.

Oh well, it's the last bottle.

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