A Lovely and Lively Beaune Blanc
David Bloch moves from red to white Burgundy.
2010 Maison Ambroise, Ladoix Les Grêchons
This 2010 Premier Cru from the Cote de Beaune is impressive. I first tried Ambroise’s Ladoix with friend and importer Bobby Kacher years ago. I really like this wine and find it to be a tremendous value. But I drank them young. Bobby recommended that I lay down some 2010 and I am glad I did. This is really fine Chardonnay that smells great – very ripe with a floral nose. I get a lot of honeydew melon, white peach and a touch of spice in the mouth. The wine seems to unfold with waves of fruit. The finish is really long. This is a big wine but doesn’t ever feel flabby, owing to the nicely balanced acidity. The only nit – Ambroise uses 100% new oak, which is still peeking through after all these years. I am not sure that additional aging will vanish it. But the wine is delicious.