Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bourgogne Blanc 2011, Nicolas Potel

Drinking this simple Bourgogne blanc from the Nuits St Georges based négoçiant Nicolas Potel made me realize how accustomed my olfactory senses have become to fine white Burgundies with medium to full bodies and 13% alcohol. Whilst correctly made, this is very much a wine for undergraduates who are unfamiliar with Meursault. A light hay colour, a somewhat mean nose of lemon, nettle and pine. Tight, fresh and short. The taste of the valley floor and high yields. Fair enough for what it is, but does not compare with the Bourgogne blancs made by family-owned domaines. Scores 17-19/30 for a Bourgogne blanc.

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