Given the long run of Alex’s 2007 and 2008 Bourgogne Chardonnay chez nous, I casually asked Alex how his 2009 was tasting – ‘delicious’ was his answer. Okay, an introductory 6-pack was comandeered – so, is it up to scratch?
2009 Alex Gambal, Bourgogne Chardonnay
The nose is rather rich for the appellation, showing a little brioche and with a swirl some ripe fruit. More than a hint of minerality and with a nice initial acidity before filling out in a richer vernacular. It does taste very nice but from the mid-palate onwards I’d just like a hint more acidity. I have to say, the wine was easily despatched, and Alex was right it is very tasty, but based on the mid-palate and finish I would probably would look elsewhere when it comes to re-stocking the cellar – probably to the 2010 now the 2008s are exhausted!
Rebuy – Maybe