2011 LEA & SANDEMAN White Burgundy
||Origin: France, Burgundy
Lea & Sandeman review
At last we have sourced a well priced white burgundy worthy of the Lea & Sandeman label to sit alongside our very popular Bordeaux. Quite a concentrated wine at this price level, and with only a hint of oak in the background, this is a fresh, bright white burgundy for all round drinking.
Other reviews and comments
Box-fresh Chardonnay from Mâcon-Davayé's Domaine de la Denante, and at a very attractive price. Very finely balanced between the beguiling soft ripe apple fruit, the faintest suggestion of oak and the crisp, focused acidity.
This is in fact a Mâcon-Davayé from Domaine de la Denante: crisp, light and elegant with just a whisper of oak.
Andrew Neather, The Evening Standard
From Davayé. Creamy, stony light citrus. Dry, almost dusty. I'd like a little more creaminess on the palate but it is long and elegantly austere. This tastes like a Chablis-Mâcon cross
Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com
Are you on the lookout for sensational white Burgundy for less than a tenner? The answer surely must be yes because this is one of a handful of definitive wine styles on the planet and one usually has to pay more like 15 quid for the pleasure and even fine examples at this price are thin on the ground. This delectable chardonnay comes from Domaine de la Denante and it is in fact a Mâcon-Davayé in disguise. With this covert info on board, I am certain that you now have a 'taste image' of what this wine might feel like on the palate, but I would urge you to rev this flavour memory up a few notches because the heavenly meadow flower aroma and silky-smooth palate really are top of the range for a Mâcon. There is a lovely, faint, kiss of praline-scented oak in the background too, and the finish is admirably long. This effortlessly classy white Burgundy will entrance your sense and also leave you with more than enough cash to splash on some very serious fresh fish to cook alongside it. Money Week 12 October 2012
Some wines we like so much, we put our name on them! There's our ever popular LEA & SANDEMAN Bordeaux and, now, it is joined by the luxurious and refreshing LEA & SANDEMAN White Burgundy. A brace of BENEDICK Champagnes, and now the additon of our sought-after 'DIRECTORS' CUT' Bordeaux. Treat yourself and/or send a box to a friend and introduce them to the wonderful world of LEA & SANDEMAN.