Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2004, Domaine de Mercey

This white Hautes Côtes is a pleasant little trouvaille I discovered at my local wine merchant's. Many would say that keeping a white from the high hills above the Côte d'Or is too long. But the combination of good citrus and pear fruit with a backbone of 2004 acidity has resulted in a gentle evolution for this chardonnay. The pear, apple orchard and grassy aromas have a hint of umami-like green tea biscuit. Good depth, chewyness and attack on the palate. Jolly good.


  1. It's pretty obvious, but I assume you're not in the US. I guess that's why I can't seem to find any of the wines you review here?

    Can you help in that regard?

  2. Marc, apologies for the exceptionally tardy response. I live in London and have a house in Puligny which explains why I can get my hands on a wider array of Burgundies than may normally be available. I strongly recommend a wine-tasting visit to Burgundy! I'm always happy to make suggestions and help people connect with a few wine-makers.

  3. Anonymous2:27 AM

    I do not have a house in Puligny but if I did I am sure the local wine barons would say nothing good about any other part of Burgundy. Far better off living in England where a good local wine merchant can direct you to these little treasures!
    My little local wine merchant is called Majestic; wouldn't it be crazy if you had a warehouse (sorry merchant) with the same name.


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