Lucien Le Moine, Bourgogne Blanc (Burgundy, France) 2019

($62, vintus):  Like Lucien Le Moine’s Bourgogne Rouge, the white punches far above its weight class.  It delivers better concentration and depth than you would reasonably expect from this lowly appellation, especially since it weighs in at a modest 13 percent stated-alcohol.  Powerful for Bourgogne Blanc, it displays the ideal balance of toasty, creamy, and mineraly elements.  Although I suspect it will develop additional complexity with bottle age, it is seductive and charming now.  So, reward yourself and pull the cork the next time you are sautéing scallops.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 8, 2022