The finest rendition of this cuvée since 2014, the 2017 Bourgogne Chardonnay offers up a pretty bouquet of ripe lemon, crisp green apple, white flowers and beeswax. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, satiny and succulent with ripe balancing acids and an expressive core of fruit. While this is a potentially age-worthy wine, note that a portion of this cuvée is bottled under Nomacorc and is best consumed in the near term. 88 points
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.