Lots of fruit and freshness - more generous than their Chablis with palate cleansing acidity and a wet stone finish.
Classic Chablis - one of the most famous expressions of Chardonnay from a consistently brilliant producer who tends his old vines year round to produce excellent fruit.
This is gorgeous wine that totally delivers the white burgundy experience we crave. Rich smooth rich yet elegant style. The oak is delicious and has integrated with the fruit beautifully. Super impressive.
From the winner of the best young winemaker in Burgundy. “A treasure trove”… ‘Readers disowning white Burgundy because of prices…should really stock up on these wines” Neal Martin. Peaches and cream with a hint of nutmeg and orange flower water. Soft; gentle; inviting. The palate is a joyous mix of generous ripe, fleshy, white fruits – peach and nectarine, with hints of spice and Chantilly cream, all held tight with a perfectly balanced lemon sorbet acidity, that grips and checks that fleshiness, providing a racy, mineral freshness. It’s a beautifully poised Burgundy. Perfect for a lobster, scallops, roast chicken… or just sitting in the sun on with a bottle and good friends. 13% drink now – 2018
From a family with a history in wine dating back to the fourteenth century this is a vineyard that makes traditional and delicious wine. Meticulous attention is made to all aspects of the winemaking with vineyards handled as organically as possible, grapes hand harvested and 12 to 18 months in oak barrels. The oak is light on the nose and palate allowing for the purity of the fruit and the minerality to shine through.
SWiG note: The nose has an attractive smokey flint character, with just a hint of tomato leaf and fresh apricot. The palate is precise and pure, finding the right balance of weight and richness. There's bright, zippy minerality which gives the fruit energy and texture. The finish is fragrant and lingering - think of lying in a meadow of freshly cut hay on a summer's afternoon. This is a masterclass in finesse and lightness of touch. Drink over the next 5-8 years.
SWiG note: This wine bursts out of the glass inviting you to try it. So expressive - aromas of ripe apricot and evening jasmine are followed by smokey green tea, honeysuckle and flint that really get the tastebuds going. On the palate, the purity is extraordinary. The energy and tension is invigorating, but not to the exclusion of the overall harmony and drinking pleasure. It's pristine and mineral, but not in the one dimensional way you sometimes find. Here's a wine with plenty of texture and flesh on its bones, beautifully honed. 13% abv Drinking now - 2025
These are stunners - If you love white Burgundy you must try these
They have the character and structure of some of the hottest producers in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. These are no 'poor man's Montrachet', which is the tag sometimes given to the overachieving producers of the less famous regions (appelations such as Rully, Santenay and Montagny); these are the real deal.
These are stunners - if you love white Burgundy you must try the wines from Thibert.
Everything you could want from a Meursault. Incredibly enjoyable now, but has the potential for another 7-10 years of ageing.
Textbook nose of buttery vanillins, wet stone after rain, stoned fruits and dried grapefruit. There is exhilarating tension on the palate - traverses the tightrope between roundness and vibrant energy with elegance and poise. Textured, almost fleshy, with grip and pristine salinity on the finish. Opens up to become full and mellow - a touch more restrained. Exciting without overblown showiness.
A delightful example of Bourgogne Rouge, full of tart hedgerow fruits laced with baking spice and botanical notes.
Profound village Burgundy - worthy of long-term cellaring or serious decanting.