Tuesday, 8 April 2014

From the Tasting Room : Averys Fine White Burgundy 2011

Here we've got one of (our many) own-label wines to review. We're very proud of the company's pioneering history that involves going to the far-flung reaches of the globe to source new wines but we mustn't forget those from our French neighbours.

Blended by Nicolas Potel in Burgundy, the juice from this wine is sourced from among the best properties that Nicolas could get his hands on. So, with the quality of the grapes, carefully vinified and blended by one of Burgundy's best, you know it has to be good!

Averys Fine White Burgundy 2011

This displayed a really creamy, silky scent that promised great things for the palate! Definite oaky smoothness present straight away that brought with it juicy citrus fruit and some lemon rind.

The fruitiness of the wine was there but what struck us most was the overwhelming creaminess from that oak. It wasn't overpowering like some Aussie examples because this was far more luxurious, almost classier. Delicate citrus came through with the nutty, butteriness from the oak while there was a juicy, fresh pineapple finish.

Naturally we lingered over a wine this good! Further sampling brought out the fresh green apple and chalky minerality of the wine, again with that veil of richness. 

What struck us all was the balance of the wine: nothing stood out too much as the flavours all flowed together and showed themselves separately. The acidity was intricately woven through the wine, complimenting each note brilliantly. 

This ticked all of the boxes for us! It's one for the Burgundy connoisseur, the part-time enthusiast or anyone looking for a versatile crowd-pleaser for a dinner party. No wonder it's been a bestseller for so long.

Wine details:
Averys Fine White Burgundy 2011
Burgundy, France
13% abv.

Alex, David and Luke
Averys Wine Bloggers

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