2008 Domaine Andre Bonhomme, Vire Clesse AC, Vieilles Vignes, White Burgundy, France.
This is a crazy good White Burgundy from the Vire Clesse and a Domaine to remember, with out question a star, as this 2008 old vine wine shows, it is easily as good as much pricier examples from Chassagne and Puligny. With new talents emerge in Burgundy, like Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Christophe Buisson and Alix de Montille there is a lot of exciting whites gaining attention these days, and I think Domaine Andre Bonhemme is a great producer, if not too new,  to keep an eye on, especially as the 2010 vintage is coming into stocks, though this lovely 2008 is not a Chardonnay to miss, especially at this price. This 2008 Domaine Andre Bonhommie, Vire Clesse, Vieilles Vignes is a brilliant wine with a nose of white flowers, brioche, wet stones and apples come before a rich palate of pear, lemon and golden fig with hints of hazelnuts, kiwi and chalky minerals. A touch of matchstick and toasty oak plays a very subtle role, almost missable in fact behind the beautifully textured fruit and mineral essences, plus the citrus fresh acidity that still holds things together in a tightly knit way, but still allows good length and richness to show through. It doesn’t get much better than this, find it and drink over the next 2-3 years, imported by Charles Neal.
($26 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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