This has for a very long time been a pet favorite of mine, and particularly for m’lady Amber too. Guilhem describes the 2020 as having the typical freshness that Aligoté brings, but not with a tooth gripping amount of acid, just enough to bring a mouthwatering effect and a light salinity. It is uncommonly rich at 13.5% natural alcohol, but without any sense of heaviness, with a beautiful éclat de fruit (burst of fruit). It reminds him of the fruit richness of ’17 and ’18 with the freshness of ’10, a recipe that sounds outrageously good to me…….this is and will continue to be on the value hound euro-cheapskate house wine extraordinaire list for ever and ever, amen. ;0 Get a 6pk/case, and thank me later….(my thoughts on the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE)
“The 2019 Bourgogne Aligoté had been bottled the previous day and comes from 50- to 95-year-old vines. It has a striking bouquet of expressive lime, Nashi pear, honeysuckle and pink grapefruit aromas – so vivacious. The palate is well balanced with a spicy entry, offering ginger and lemongrass, notes of white peach, gooseberry and dried apricot and a spicy finish. Excellent.” 90 Neil Martin for the 2019, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE.