Sunday, April 27, 2014

Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc 2011

Date of Tasting: 16 January2014
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Bourgogne Controlee
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,200 - 1,700
Web: n.a.
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 6/10
Professional Rating: CT - 89/100

Appearance: light yellow
Aroma: grapefruit and citrus on the nose
Palate: light and thin with touchy stony edge. fresh peach and citrus fruits. nice and pure acidity.

This is a lovely and light Bourgogne Blanc from Benjamin Leroux. It is more on the side of purity and bright fruit. This elegant and aromatic Burgundy is from vineyards near Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. Light dishes such as white fish and non-cream base pasta should go pretty nicely with this Chardonnay. However, it is made for early consumption. So drink it up.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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