2011 Domaine de Chene-Colombe Macon Villages
I was excited to see a White Burgundy at Costco priced at $13.99, and knew right away that I had to give this wine a shot. But my excitement leveled off as we got into this one. I found it to be a simple Chardonnay, light on flavor, that was really easy to drink of course, but didn’t spark much interest for me.
The nose was vegetal, with aromas of bell pepper, a little floral. In the mouth, the wine does a nice job of not masking its flavor with a ton of oak, but I expected more of the citrus, lemon, and apple flavor to resonate on the palate. Again, it was simple, which isn’t always bad, but it left a bit to be desired for us. On the finish, the wine provides a residual lemony tart in the mouth; it is ok with light fare such as the chicken and mushrooms we tasted this wine with.
If you like your White Burgundies and are looking for something inexpensive and simple, this bottle might work. Otherwise, at $14 you might want to scan the Costco aisle a bit more. The 2012 Cave de Lugny Macon-Lugny Les Charmes White Burgundy we reviewed a few weeks back is a good pick and a couple bucks cheaper.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 85 Points
Costco item number: 721230
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA