Apart from Clos de Mouches we do not see many whites from Beaune. However, the commune is very capable of producing long-lived whites that develop serious complexity. This is one example! Quite pale colour. Intense nose displaying crème brulee with some citrus and flowers. The palate is rich and round, but not fat – it is underpinned by good acidity. Fresh! Really rather complex and drinking beautifully. Not a trace of premature ageing. 2002 was a highly lauded vintage for white Burgundy. Unfortunately in Australia we see far too many premoxed whites. This Beaune 1er Cru is fresh and very interesting. Try it. Aged white Burgundy as it should be!