Bourgogne Blanc 2011, Yves Boyer-Martenot
The domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot has somehow eluded my visits to Burgundy over the last 20 years and indeed I may never before have tasted a wine from the domaine until I placed my hand on this cheeky little number in Crush Wines, Manhattan. This is actually a fairly significant domaine based in Meursault with 10 hectares of chardonnay spread across Meursault and one Puligny lieu dit. This Bourgogne chardonnay from the fresh 2011 vintage has a smutty nose of musk, almonds and dried orange peel. There is background fruit of orange and pear. Very good structure and concentration on the palate especially for a Bourgogne. This wine has oomph, kick and vroom! Excellent length, vibrant lime and orange flavour. Shows the liveliness and vim of the bright 2011 vintage. Will peak in 12-18 months. Already showing very well. Scores 25 / 30 for a Bourgogne blanc.