- posted 13 years ago
Hello, This wine was obtained at the iDealWine auction site this summer. AFAICR, the price was c EU 30. The producer is situated in Ladoix-Serrigny and describes themselves as recoltant-viticulteur. The cork was in excellent shape, and ullage minimal. [c] Definitely ambre. [n] Very typical mature Chardonnay nose with nuts, overripe apples, and the smell of forest undergrowth in mid-autumn. [p] Laid-back acidic attack, a bit toast, more apples and nuts, and a dry finish leaning towards artichokes. Length could have been better. Oxidative notes.
Overall impression: I served this with a cajun-influenced okra cassoulet and seared halibut. Since the spicyness was kept down a bit, the pairing worked very well. The wine may have passed its apex, and I don't think it a good idea to keep it - no bother as this was my only bottle. That said, I do not regret shelling out EU 30 for it, and my life is better for having tasted it.