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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Boudriottes 2008 Fontaine Gagnard
Burgundy – France
Grape Variety – Chardonnay
ABV – ?
I haven’t written a review for a while but having popped into my local Majestic to peruse the beer section, I thought I’d take the opportunity to investigate the tasting table. What I found was this little beauty tempting me as part of Majestic Wines Fine Wine Friday tasting (1/6/12).
What can I say about the nose? Not what I would call your usual Burgundian style. Crisp apple, subtle oak or even smelly cheese’s. No, a very distinctive aroma of bacon. Yup, bacon. Not just any old bacon either. One could describe it as smoked bacon, the child in me said ‘Frazzles’. Yes, I am comparing the nose of a classical style Burgundy to that of a maize type snack. It was great!
The palate initially exhibited the same meaty taste. Shortly after, the fruit began to shine through. Clean citrus flavours became more dominant, as opposed to green apple, which is what I would have expected. Finally the finish, good, crisp acidity whilst the length, or flavours, linger around on your palate for a decent period of time.
Overall, a great premium wine with a great price. Worth every penny.
Drink on its own or with white meat or creamy pasta dishes.
£30 from Majestic. Currently on offer (2/6/12) buy 2 bottles and save £4.