2009 Maison Jacques Bavard Bourgogne Aligoté
Review Date: 05-10-2012
This was a new varietal to me, as Chardonnay gets the bulk of the white Burgundy attention. It's a pleasant diversion, a simple wine that nevertheless has multiple layers to savor. The nose is flinty and faintly fruity, with a slight citrus note accented with a bit of peppery spiciness. Noticeably acidic up front, but that sharpness is quickly balanced out with a bit of honeysuckle and just a little bit of creaminess in the finish. Pleasant enough to drink on its own, but this really is at its best as a table wine to complement food.