By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/28/2011 | Send Email
Every year, it seems to sell out earlier and earlier, the secret is out, this is one of the best deals in the store. Lionel Rhedon the owner of this small domaine has a very good reputation as a grower. He sells most of his fruit to the some of the more famous negociants. What he does not sell, all of his old vines (45 years or older), go into his own wine. His fastidiousness in the vineyards is immediately apparent in his wine. This is a very traditional wine: pure fruit, bright acid, and nice minerality. This is not one of the super-Maconais which loss there identity trying to please a California palate. The 2009 vintage could be the best that we have yet from this Domaine. The vintage shines thru with the ripe and pure Chardonnay notes of apples, pear with just a suggestion of something a little more tropical. Surprisingly, this wine is even crisper than the 2008, which was a cooler vintage! This is richer, fresher than previous vintages and is just what you’ll want all summer long.