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David McWilliam sees in August with a beautiful Burgundy…

Macon Pierreclos 2015, Marc Jambon, Burgundy, France

– £17.00 (£15.30 to Wine Club members)

 

We’re coming to expect great things of the 2015 vintage in France. Having already seen some BinTwo belters from Beaujolais we can look forward to more Burgundian gems both red and white over the next few years. So while the 2014 Cuvée Classique from Marc Jambon was extraordinary, the 2015 vintage has knocked this little village wine out of the park.MaconDavidSniffing

In the glass, it really is a deliciously expressive white wine: fresh, white Burgundy, yes – but this little beauty also has depth of flavour worthy of finer Premier Cru sites. Ripe Chardonnay on the nose, vibrant like a Pouilly Fuissé, yet elegant like a Chassagne-Montrachet: oyster-shell minerality overlayered with ripe, fleshy white peach, more mineral freshness at the finish and a long, evolving, leesy aftertaste.

While I’m often happy tasting wines I love without food, I recommend picking at some Cornish brown crab to accompany this white. Crab is after all the Macon of the Crustaceans: too often overlooked in favour of its pricier yet rather distant cousins.