2019 Talmard Macon-Uchizy Chardonnay
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
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."
|Maturity||2020 - 2023|
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