The temperature hovered around 30°C in the afternoon, so I was looking for something refreshing – as a balm!
2011 Nicholas Maillet, Mâcon-Verzé
Medium yellow. The nose is quite enticing, round and full, it even smells a little sweet – but in a welcoming way. In the mouth I’d have liked a hint more zing (I always want more ‘zing’ 😉 ) yet this offered a mouthfull of round, slightly sweet Macon fruit and with just enough acidity (even as it warmed in the glass) to keep me hooked. Doubtless the 2010 would have been more my kind of thing, but my wife liked it very much, I, however, was looking for something with a bit more cut and thrust. But given the price, I really shouldn’t complain! A wine of excellent value and flavour.
Rebuy – Yes