(2012) The gently toasty and nutty oak influence is immediately obvious on the nose of this Côte de Beaune Chardonnay, along with a real ripeness of fruit and oatmeally sense of richness. It is much more honeyed and open than the Chablis. On the palate it is delicious I must say: those hazelnut and buttery, toasted crumpet nuances are there, but the ripe and quite fat core of apple fruit comes through powerfully, but then so does a decisive lemony acidity which, along with hints of spice and a full texture, leaves this a very rounded, very impressive white Burgundy at its moderate price.