2005 Domaine Caillot Bourgogne Blanc “Les Herbeaux”

I haven’t posted a review in a while, and I apologize. Nonetheless after sipping on this wonderful white from Burgundy, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on this gorgeous 2005 Chardonnay.

This is classic white Burgundy but at a reasonable price. Domaine Caillot is located in the village of Meursault, notorious for its luscious, sumptuous Chardonnay. This wine does benefit from some bottle age being a 2005  and the Caillot Bourgogne Blanc does not disappoint.  I’ve heard that good white wine can take on more character with some age, and have even been suggested to decant some age worthy whites.  This Caillot 2005 Bourgogne Blanc has creamy, smoky texture, with coffee bean aromas and apricots and honey on the tongue.  The wine melts in your mouth and if tasted blind could be mistaken for high-end Meursault.  In fact let’s just call it “Meursault in Disguise.”  This is definitely white Burgundy and Old World Chardonnay in its element.  Not too oaky or monstrous like some Chards from Australia and California. This is 100% Burgundy and divine.   I am not a big white wine drinker, but that might change after trying this.   You can find Caillot’s Bourgogne Blanc for a mere 12-15£ in the UK  (try Bordeaux Index) and 20-30$ in the US.  my rating 90pts

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