Brun's unoaked chardonnay is unusually interesting, complex, and
delicious for a wine this affordable, which I nabbed for $17. Peaches,
cream, hay, sage, toasted almonds, and fruit blossoms make themselves
known on the nose. These characteristics are nicely integrated on the
palate and joined by well-structured citric acidity, a creamy texture,
beautiful brown spices, and pure, gorgeous minerals on the long finish.
It frankly reminds me more of a Rorero Arneis than many a white
Burgundy. Whether you agree with that or not, you may well agree that
this is fabulous stuff for short-term drinking (the plastic Nomacork
further ensures, I think, a somewhat brief drinking window).