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bottle of 2019 Chardonnay N° 81

Chardonnay 2019 N° 81 Ephemeral • Insatiable • Alluring

91 points

Wine Enthusiast

All Accolades

For Jean-Charles Boisset, the lemony/tropical aromas of this Chardonnay are especially ALLURING, calling the taster back over and over again. The plush, crème-brulée-like texture is rich, yet the wine has an elegance that makes it quite EPHEMERAL. Finally, the long, ripe finish is delicious. It makes you insanely INSATIABLE!

Experience N° 81 with Jean-Charles Boisset

Tasting Notes

Notes of lemon citrus and honeysuckle entice the nose, then open up to Anjou pears and honeycomb on the palate. With a creamy and silky texture, this bright and easy minerality dances upon the mid-palate and concludes with a long and dry sophisticated finish. Hints of vanilla, citrus, and warm caramel are present throughout in this unfiltered, truly elegant chardonnay.

bottle of 2019 Chardonnay N° 81

N° 81

The Story

N° 81 refers to the excitement Jean-Charles felt in 1981 when he came to California from Burgundy for the first time. From that trip, he was inspired to make an elegant Chardonnay evocative of the white Burgundies he had grown up with yet undeniably of California provenance.

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Accolades & Reviews
  1. 2022 Oct
    96 points

    The Wine Independent

    2020 N° 81

  2. 2018 Feb
    Double Gold medal

    Sakura, Japan Women's Wine Awards

    2015 N° 81

  3. 2017 May
    91 points

    Wine Advocate

    2014 N° 81

  4. 2016 May
    Chairman's award

    Dan Berger's International Wine Competition

    2013 N° 81

  5. 2015 May
    Silver medal

    The Riverside International Wine Competition

    2011 N° 81

  6. 2013 Sep
    Silver medal

    International Wine Channel TV Awards

    2010 N° 81

  7. 2011 Jul
    91 points

    Wine Enthusiast

    2009 N° 81

    Editor's Choice

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