Christmas Countdown – Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc 2016

Oh the joys of Christmas. For me it’s the lead up that excites me; only 206 Days to go. The excitement is palpable I tell ya!!!

But sometimes you just cannot wait, and I doubt anyone could wait to crack this ripper on Christmas day to smash it down with a dozen or so freshly shucked oysters; Oh dear NO-NO-NO!!!! And that ripper would be the Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc 2016 which I recently tasted along with most of Benjamin’s 2016 Burgundies. This one for me was the highlight of the day. With fruit mostly sourced from Puligny-Montrachet, the wine on the nose offers lovely creamy notes followed by bright citrus and stonefruit; I picked up nectarine and tangarine. The palate has a quick whack of green apple followed by plenty of length with the citrus and stonefruit flavours dancing over my tongue.

Just a stunning wine. I seriously doubt that this will still be here, even more so that it is currently by the glass at $17 with the bottle price at $68. What a ripper indeed.