Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Nerthus', Haute Côte de Beaune, Domaine Roblet-Monnot 2014

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Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Nerthus', Haute Côte de Beaune, Domaine Roblet-Monnot 2014.jpg

Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Nerthus', Haute Côte de Beaune, Domaine Roblet-Monnot 2014

26.00

Bingo! Full House! Snap! Checkmate! This is a winner. The aromas are complex and engaging, a little bit niche perhaps, as it has a touch of deliberate oxidation, but it had us making great big ticks across the page of our tasting booklet before we'd even taken a sip. Intensely fragrant and nutty and tangy, as you might find in a top notch Meursault, but we're in an altogether less exalted appellation here, which is greatly to the credit of winemaker, Pascal Roblet, a Volnay resident, who can trace his ancestry in that village back to 1600. That's a lot of local knowledge handed down the generations.

On the nose it feels like a marriage between the Cote d'Or and the Jura with the tangy, flinty, stone-fruit stamp of fine white Burgundy combined with the nutty, slightly oxidative richness of a Jura Chardonnay. Nothing overdone, everything in the best of order. The palate has an understated opulence, with rich, ripe, tangy fruit given a golden toastiness by the barrel-ageing and the silky texture carries the flavours softly towards their final, joyful cascade. We think it's a lot better than its price tag, so we bought as much as we could, which, sadly, was only 60 bottles. 12.5% alc. Biodynamic viticulture. Drink now-2022.

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