Chatel-Buis Montagny Chardonnay 2011
Burgundy Chardonnay that’s both great value and truly tasty. Chatel-Buis Montagny’s unoaked 2011 is refreshingly good.
Burgundy may have the best Chardonnays in the world, but their oaked varieties are going up in price every single year, meaning they’re rarely affordable as table wines. Which is a shame, because it’s a great food-matching variety.
Luckily, however, unoaked white Burgundies are coming into their own. Chatel-Buis Montagny’s 2011 single variety is pretty impressive. Nearly gold in colour already, it has delicious tropical and stone fruit flavour, while still displaying enough acidity that makes it an ideal fish match.
The finish isn’t too long and there’s a lovely bit of creamy complexity starting to shine through. You could cellar this wine for another 2-3 years and it will improve nicely.
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Really good quality unoaked Chardonnay and great value. Some cellar-potential (2-3 years).