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2016 Talmard Macon-Uchizy

2016 Talmard Macon-Uchizy

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91 Points John Caro
2016 Talmard Macon-Uchizy
91 Points John Caro

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A delicious and vibrant Chardonnay from Southern Burgundy, Talmard is a quality-obsessed producer who only does village 'estate' wine. So this humbly priced bottle includes the best – not just the rest – from their beautiful vineyards in this appellation. Harmonious and medium-weighted with ripe stone fruit and citrus cut gently cut through with minerality. It's a bargain and in sheer drinkability it compares favourably to many Burgundies. Try it as an aperitif or fish wine.

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$23.99 in mixed 6+ or $26.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

As top Burgundy prices skyrocket and the cheaper Macon gets increasing attention, Domaine Talmard have formed a reputation as one of Burgundy's greatest Chardonnay bargains. Less than an hour's drive south of Puligny Montrachet and near the town actually called Chardonnay, the Talmard family have farmed since the 17th Century with grandfather Joseph first planting grapes at Uchizy. In 1971 his son Paul decided to go it alone rather than supply the local wine co-op, and today Paul's daughter Mallory and husband Benjamin are the inspiration and winemakers behind Talmard. By intense focus on vineyard management, harvesting at perfect ripeness, and channeling even top fruit into these basic 'village' wines, Domaine Talmard wildly over-deliver on the Maconnais proposition - white Burgundies of extreme quality for value.

What The Critics Say

89/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (2015 vintage)

"Bright medium yellow. Citrus peel and powdered stone accented by herbs and quinine on the nose; more vibrant than the Mâcon-Chardonnay. Supple, rich and fresh, offering a lovely touch of sweetness and just enough acidity to its flavors of grapefruit, lemon, flowers and stone. A very successful, nicely balanced 2015 for early pleasure. Shows more grip and length than the 2015 Mâcon-Chardonnay without any austerity." Drink 2016 - 2020

Jancis Robinson (2014 vintage)

"Broad, open, almost opulent, spicy nose. If someone told me there were some Chardonnay Musqué i here, I would not be surprised. Many a California wine seems to be aiming at this style - and usuallly costs a lot more. Although there is a good streak of green acidity on the finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with DUCK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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