- The Wine
I know Chardonnay is hard to sell on a niche site like ours, so when I take some there's a reason. This one is just fabulous - I love this wine. Elegantly oaked Chardonnay. Rich, warm, fruity, tongue tingling - reconciled me with Chardonnay in 2012 (together with the Chateau Thivin Marguerite).
This wine has a lovely deep lemon/straw colour and is clear as crystal. On the nose there is plenty of citrus with a hint of sweetness in the background. In the mouth this wine comes alive. It is deep and rich with a delightful creaminess. Although only a few years old, it shows maturity beyond its years. Flavours of apricot, apple, lemon and lime. The light oaking gives a hint of vanilla but no more.
This is an elegant and delicious wine.
Robb says of the 2009 (April 2018): Awesome!
Ben says of the 2010 (August 2018): Another utterly beautiful wine. Closer in style to the 2013 but the rich creaminess comes as a delayed effect rather than being present from the off.
Ben says of the 2011 (August 2018): So different from the 2013. The nose is far lighter and, in the mouth, it seems almost crystalline. The oak seems to have disappeared until the vanilla comes through in the long finish.
Ben says of the 2013 (August 2017): I do love Beaujolais Blanc even more than a lot of Chablis. Stylistically there can be little difference but financially there is a vast amount!
Ben says of the 2013 (August 2018): Still fabulous! The oak has receded a little, adding to the purity of the structure. This is such a clean wine.
- Additional Information
Product code LACONDEMINEBVBLANC Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Vincent Lacondemine Featured Themes Last Chance, On Offer, Re-tasted Recently Colour White Wine Style Still, Dry Variety Chardonnay Key Features Oaked Country France Region(s) Beaujolais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Last Tasted 30 Aug 2017 Vintages 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2009 stock: 4
of which 4 at HQ available for late cutoff express delivery - NOT available June 7th-14th
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Chardonnay alcohol: 13 last checked in: 2018-04-13
size: 0.75 vintage: 2010 stock: 21 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Chardonnay alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-08-23
size: 0.75 vintage: 2011 stock: 13 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Chardonnay alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-08-23
size: 0.75 vintage: 2013 stock: 46 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Chardonnay alcohol: 12 last checked in: 2018-08-23