2009 Regis Bouvier Marsannay “Clos du Roy”

WHITE 4/15/12  2009 Regis Bouvier Marsannay “Clos du Roy” Burgundy (13% abv., $22, Kermit Lynch): Pale gold in the glass, this great value offers mild aromas of lemon peel, vanilla, and oak. Despite its lightness on the palate, an intense combination and balance of fruit and acid gives this wine elegant power, rounded out nicely with just a touch of toasted oak. Conclusion: Chardonnay that tastes like the grape, not the barrel it aged in. Crisp, refreshing, with enough body for heartier dishes, but excellent for the back deck on a sunny day.

About Tom Riley

My passion for wine has led me to my third career. First, many years in public relations and publications for colleges and universities in New York and New England. Then, as my children grew, a career as a high school teacher so I could be home with them after school. Now that they have both finished college, I'm digging constantly deeper into the world of wine. In 2010 I earned the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust, UK) Advanced Certificate, Level III, with Merit. I am now a candidate for the WSET's Diploma, Level IV, working to finish those studies as fast as I can. In the mean time, I'll continue to share my views as I examine all things related to wine through my work as a journalist, educator, and consultant.
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