- 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.
Ben says of the 2017 (December 2018): I love the mature Chantemerles but I also love this young, fresh, version. It has yet to develop the creamy lusciousness that years will bestow upon it but it it lovely already. Plenty of pear and citrus on the nose which transfer to the mouth along with pineapple and vanilla. Well balanced and delicious!
- Vintage Information
Product code 33JL02 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine Featured Themes Mature Vintages Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Chardonnay Key Features Oaked, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Malolactic Country France Region(s) Beaujolais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Vintages 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017 Last Tasted 30 Aug 2017 name: Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle vintage: 2009 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 13 name: Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle vintage: 2010 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 6 in London Warehouse
3 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-08-23 name: Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle vintage: 2011 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 7 in London Warehouse
1 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-08-23 name: Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle vintage: 2013 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 23 in London Warehouse
3 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12 last checked in: 2018-08-23 name: Beaujolais Villages Blanc Chantemerle vintage: 2017 size: 0.75 product code: [33JL0217] stock: 28 in London Warehouse
alcohol: 13.5 last checked in: 2018-12-07