The 2017 Bourgogne Côteaux Bourguignon Blanc Cuvée Axelle, which is 100% Chardonnay, has an attractive, lilting apricot and passion-fruit-tinged bouquet. The palate is well balanced with tropical notes on the entry and slightly waxy in texture. Hints of white chocolate appear toward the finish. Recommended.
(89-91) points, Vinous (January 2019)
Light golden colour, limpid and crystalline, often with greenish highlights. In the Yonne, Bourgogne blanc often develops aromas of gunflint or field mushroom. In the Côte-d’Or it is hazelnut with a hint of honey, butter, bracken, spices and sugared chestnuts. In the Saône-et-Loire notes of white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) and flint abound. On the palate it is aromatic, delicate but not over-light, full without being heavy, unctuous and firm, dry and caressing, well-rounded and quite deep, not overly structured yet persistent.