Maison Louis Jadot, Bourgogne Blanc (Burgundy, France) 2014

($17, Kobrand Wine & Spirits): This sensational bargain is clearly marketed to New World wine drinkers with the word Chardonnay in large type emblazoned on the label.  Marketing aside, with zesty energy and a hint of seductive creaminess, its flavor profile and character shouts — in a refined way — white Burgundy.  This is a blend of Chardonnay-based wines from the Mâconnais, the Côte Chalonnaise, and importantly, the Côte d’Or.  The inclusion of wine from the latter, and of course the stellar 2014 vintage for whites, explains why this Bourgogne Blanc stands out.  I have extensive experience with how marvelously well Jadot’s wines develop with bottle age.  Even this one, with its lowly Bourgogne Blanc appellation, will provide enjoyment for years to come, so buy it by the case — or two.
90 Michael Apstein Feb 14, 2017