Francois Carillon Chassagne-Montrachet Cru Les Macherelles 2011

Recommendation: Delicious white Burgundy that paired perfectly with pan seared scollops.

Winery/Producer: Francois Carillon; Puligny-Montrachet, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $112.50

Purchased From: Todd English Restaurant, on board the Queen Mary 2.

Paired With: Crab cakes with garnish of avocado musse on cucumber sauce on pasta all with cilantro flavor. Pan seared divers scollops, braised ox tail, artichokes, grape root, celery root (actually leaves), tomato and anchovy vinaigrette.


    He said: Chilled before drinking, but decanted to warm it up. Clear, very, very light oat straw color. Delicate and mellow pear and vanilla aroma. Delicious pear, ripe fruit and citrus taste with a light creamy mouth-feel. The taste continued through the long, somewhat crisp, finish with hints of oak and fruitiness and just a slight bitterness at the very end. Slightly elusive bouquet, but a well balanced fresh taste and acidity. OUTSTANDING wine with the scollops.

    She said: Very light toast scented aroma was followed by light creamy mouth feel with a hint of oak that lasts into the long finish. The wine steward decanted the wine to great advantage and a mellow oakyness permeated both the aroma and taste. Delicious harmony with the dinner.

    Comments: This wine was purchased on board the Queen Mary 2 at restaurant prices. Unless we feel strongly about the price we will direct our comments at the quality of the wine recognizing that it should be possible to purchase it for (two or three times) less at a wine store.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: Thomas More Street; London, United Kingdom.