What a fabulous wine Kim and I enjoyed last night. A Chardonnay from the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy, the 2008 Louis Jadot Meursault. Unlike the typically extracted California Chardonnay, this beautifully balanced white is teeming with honey, clove, citrus and mineral. It envelopes your entire mouth and has a finish that lasts almost a minute, it’s simply wonderful. A little on the pricey side at about $38.00 but compared to a similar quality California based Chardonnay it’s a deal. On the off chance you were wondering, Meursault, is just a bit further north in the Cote de Beaune region than it’s more famous neighbor Puligny-Montrachet. There are no Grand Cru Vineyards in Meursault which is probably why they can sell their wines at a significantly lower price point (add $30-$300 more per bottle for the Grand Cru’s). But do not worry, you do not give up much if anything in quality. Meursault almost exclusively produces whites so you are always assured of a pretty good bottle. If you have not tried one, do it, you will not be disappointed and you may become a white Burgundy fan for life.
Enjoy the wine.