Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 2009 Bourgogne Chardonnay.
Took me a frustrating minute or two to get to the cork via taking a pen knife to the impressive wax type bottle top covering, half of which I seemed to end up chipping onto the kitchen floor (any one know a quick way to get past this stuff ?) whilst avoiding getting any bits into the glass vase of the wife's goldfish or cutting my fingers. Impressive seal though !
Pale green water-white, very cool wet stones mineral nose, very slight hint of sulphur. Initially, for a split second a reserved, almost austere, up slope St Aubin type mineral front palate then 'bang', a quite concentrated, complex 'hit' of green apple type, slightly limey, medium acid, flavours over a rocky base with just hints of cream spread quickly flooding wide across the mid palate. Then narrow to a (nice level of) acid, mineral, and slightly leesey, reasonable length, without being uber long, finish. Very easy to drink and like, love this style - wait, with hindsight more acidity than first thought, not bad value either.
Pretty impressive for what it is & would put many allegedly superior level (village, premier cru) wines to shame. Go compare ? On this first bottle showing think I'd take Alex Gambal's ace 2008 Bourgogne Blanc if I had a choice but maybe need to try side by side - might just do that soon.