Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay is neutral and lemony, but very drinkable.
With some aeration, it develops into something more expressive - there are hints of ripe tropical fruit on the nose, a touch of sweet floral spice and some toasty yeastiness.
The palate is mouthfilling with a creamy texture, there is sweet tropical pineapple acidity, a leesy savouriness and touches of toasty spiciness.
The finish shows a persistent leesiness and with 13% alcohol and limited oak, it is ripe enough to be an easy drinker, but also has the body, acidity and versatility to match with a range of foods from creamy pasta to chicken and hard yellow cheeses.
The wine is made from a blend grapes mainly from the Côte d'Or and the Mâconnais; fermentation is in a mixture of stainless steel (for freshness) and oak (for body and complexity).
At a couple of pounds over a tenner, it is priced as a bit more than just an everyday wine, but it is well-made and well-balanced, and given that this is Burgundy, that feels about right.
Ideally, it should probably spend at least half an hour in the decanter before serving - and it will age for a good few more years yet.
£12.49 from Ashew Wines, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Dave's Discount Store, Eynsham Cellars, Eagle Wines, Partridges of Sloane Street, Rhythm & Booze, Wine Rack; provided for review.
Louis Jadot - http://www.louisjadot.com/en/index.php
Cambridge Wine Merchants - http://www.cambridgewine.com/