Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hubert Chavy Bourgogne

Hubert Chavy-Chouet
Les Saussots
Meursault, Bourgogne, France
$19.99 -- Wine Authorities, Durham, NC

Color: Pale gold
Nose: Creamy apricots, lemongrass
Body: Medium
Front: Butter, clove
Middle: Circus peanuts cut with helium (can it be done?), lime
Back: Walnuts, grapes
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

Great God almighty. There's so much going on in this bottle I don't know where to start. It tastes awesome with everything. Cheese, beef, rice crackers, kale. It's structured beautifully; has a long delivery; and the tastes come in a different order than I've been used to with Bourgognes. It's tastier and more entertaining than almost any California chardonnay I've had recently at this price.