Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils, Bourgogne Côte d’Or (Burgundy, France) Chardonnay 2022

($37, Jeanne-Marie de Champs):  Jean-Baptiste Bouzereau now runs this stellar domaine based in Meursault.  Bouzereau has used the new appellation, Bourgogne Côte d’Or, which indicates that all the grapes came from the Côte d’Or, the heart of Burgundy, as opposed to anywhere else in the region.  Sixty percent of the grapes for this marvelous Bourgogne Blanc came from Meursault and the remainder from Puligny-Montrachet, but obviously, from outside of the village appellations.  You wouldn’t know it from tasting the wine.  Year in and year out, Michel Bouzereau’s Bourgogne Blanc is a stunning wine, and a great buy, and the 2022 is no different.  Crisp and riveting, it delivers a marvelous and seamless combination of minerals and subtle fruitiness.  Tasted blind, it would be easy to mistake it for a village Meursault, except, of course, for the price.
93 Michael Apstein Jan 30, 2024