2005 Domaine Guffens-Heynen Macon-Pierreclos "En Crazy"
Macon-Pierreclos, Burgundy, France
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $24.58 (North Berkeley Wine Imports)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Guffens-Heynen is the "home" estate of Jean-Marie Guffens, owner of the Verget operation that makes so many excellent and fairly-priced wines. The 2005 Macon-Pierreclos is a satisfying, round, harmonious Chardonnay displaying lots of yeast, browned butter, and roasted nut notes on top of a spicy roasted-apple-like core of fruit. There is a touch of pineapple and candied citrus fruit also, but the dominant sensory components are spice and lees as opposed to fruit. I would recommend drinking this wine in the next year or two as it seems fully soft and developed. (Purchased in a mixed-case holiday special at North Berkeley. I've seen this listed as low as $20 elsewhere, which would be a good price for this wine.) - HK 2009-09-02


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