Domaine Carillon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean 2011
The southern portion of Burgundy, the Cotes du Beaune is home to the other great Chardonnay wines in the world; Chablis is the other. The wine is generally aged in oak barrels and the fruit is usually riper giving fuller, rounder wines. Sites within the commune vary dramatically in quality and prices. The wines at Premier Cru level and above should be nutty, buttery and toasty, but with racy acidity and often hints of unusual mineral and stony flavours. These are white wines that can reward cellaring for between 5 and 15 years.