Maison Louis Jadot, Bourgogne Blanc (Burgundy, France) “Couvent des Jacobins” 2016

($18, Kobrand Wine & Spirits):  Jadot is justly proud of their “simple” Bourgogne Blanc.  The grapes — all Chardonnay — come from throughout Burgundy, allowing them to alter the blend as the vintage demands.  With a slightly warmer vintage, they can include grapes from cooler continue to keep the wine fresh.  This flexibility explains the extraordinary consistency of this Bourgogne Blanc.  The 2016 combines a hint a creaminess with a pleasant citrus tang.  Not a powerful New World-style Chardonnay, this Bourgogne Blanc is a good introduction to the charms of white Burgundy.  Ready to drink now, it’s another wine to stock up on for a potential quarantine.
89 Michael Apstein Mar 24, 2020