Well, what a bargain! My local COOP is selling this at 33% discount – this week only – so that’s only 9.95 Swiss Francs. Hmmm, but let’s hold on a second though – 2006, and 2009 were a bit too flabby – the 08 was brilliant but I think I may have missed 07 and 10. Let’s try it first, before reversing the car up to the loading-bay….
2011 Louis Jadot, Bourgogne Chardonnay
The aromas are forward and seem to be of Burgundy – a whiff of oak and ripe but not awkward fruit – quite good I’d say. They say good white Burgundy shouldn’t be served cold, well I’d recommend that you keep this chilled! Direct from the fridge this has the acidity to balance the impact of ripe fruit – it seems quite big in the mid-palate – hmm, 13% in 2011 no-less! The finish is not long but it is a reasonably satisfying if ‘loud’ wine. Let the temperature creep higher and you may well be thinking ‘flabby’ – not to the degree that the 09 and 06 exhibited (suffered!) but certainly lacking zing! It’s certainly drinkable, but even at this price, I don’t think I’ll be heading back to the supermarket.
Rebuy – No