This Burgundian Chardonnay has an interesting color, it’s almost peach-like and quite deep. The nose is quite fruity and floral with lemon, lime, geranium, pineapple and persimmon. A nutty component akin to hazelnuts hits as well. On the palate it is crisp and refreshing. The fruit flavors are more tropical than citrus driven with pineapple and melon dominating. The nuttiness remains albeit nuanced. The acidity is en pointe with this wine, you barely notice it unless you start to wonder about it. The wine is mid-weight and has a long finish with layers of tropical fruit interwoven with some minerality and citrus notes. It begs for a Cobb salad or some steamed shellfish. I am enjoying it chilled and think it will drink well for another few years. 89 points from me for this $30 wine make it a 3 star effort. Salut….
Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Cote d’Or Chardonnay 2018, Burgundy, France
12 Friday Nov 2021