Bourgogne Blanc 2004, A Buisson-Battault & Fils
Buisson-Battault & Fils is a small domaine located in Meursault producing Bourgogne, Puligny, Meursault and Pommard. The Burgundy appellation controlee wines from producers in villages like Puligny and Meursault are often declassified wines from superior vineyards or good regional A/C vineyards located close to the high quality vineyards. This white Burgundy delivers the goods in the form of a yellow gold colour, lemon, chalk and warm straw aromas, and a broad yellow fruit and baked apple flavour. The finish is dry with a spot of orange pith sourness. If your Chinese Zodiac star sign is a Rat then you'd call this a bargain. Nevertheless not on a par with the finer Marc Morey.
Buisson-Battault burgundy blanc is good but fairly standard, you are right, but his higher grade Meursault Village is a bargain at just a few euros more (the fils Francois has now taken over as his father has passed on), while his very fine Aligoté, from vines that take on some of the characteristics of the nearby top crus, are among the best value and classiest Aligotés we have tried. Rory, ParisReplyDelete
Rory, thanks for the comment and the tip on the Meursault. Your point about the Aligote makes me feel bad that to date there are no Aligote tasting notes on the blog. Something I need to rectify especially for the world's kir drinkers.ReplyDelete