Jean-Claude Boisset Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Ursulines 2011, Burgundy, France
Understanding Burgundy is hard work but like many challenging things, it’s worth the effort. Its vintages vary, but knowing 2011 is ready now helps. It has complex appellations, but then you discover a lowly Bourgogne Blanc made by a truly great winemaker like this in the style of much grander wines. That’s what gives this a subtle but persistent oak spice over lemon and melon fruit, perfect with roast chicken.