Paul Pernot - Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015
April 14, 2017
I have always had a preference for a village wine from an excellent producer rather than that of a producer of an average wine. I especially like Pernot's Bourgogne Blanc since his grapes come from Puligny. This 2015 presents with a pleasing pale gold color and initially had some good minerality presenting on the nose along with a mild floral aroma. Initially the wine had a good structure for $25 bottle. I sense reasonable structure but is surprisingly not as expressive as i thought it might be. Overall, the wine presents with a good balance of minerals and fruit with a characteristic creamy texture, which is indicative of Pernot's style. I would certainly recommend this wine for a hot summer day, and certainly for the price, it is well worth it. For the meal at David Burke's Tavern 62, we felt the wine paired very well with food. We thought the wine was well balanced and some of its overt minerality faded over time. As the wine opened up, there were more hints of creamy butter, fruit and oak.