Bachelet-Monnot’s Bourgogne Blanc is drawn from some seriously impressive terroir – 1.3-hectares of 20 to 50-year-old vines in the Puligny area and a plot of young-vine Chassagne on very chalky soil. These vineyards combined with the quality of the viticulture, harvest date and the confident, hands-off winemaking, gifts one of the best value white Burgundies around.
The 2018 Bourgogne Blanc, which is almost entirely from Puligny with a few vines located in Chassagne, has a pleasing strictness and linearity that reflects its origins. The palate is well balanced with subtle tangerine and Granny Smith apple notes, leading to a simple but fresh and quite saline finish. For a Bourgogne Blanc, this is impressive. 87-89 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Outstanding. A touch of citrus can be found on the mostly white orchard fruit aromas. The racy, intense and well-detailed middle weight flavors possess that lovely sense of underlying tension before concluding in a clean, dry and unusually complex finish for a wine at this level. This is first-rate and highly recommended plus it is a Bourgogne that will age. 87-89 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound