Wine Advocate 89 points - Another strong effort from the Matrot family, production of the 2012 Bourgogne Blanc was so reduced by terrible flowering and viticultural issues that only 25 barrels were produced instead of their usual 100 or so barrels (2500 cases). This wine is a big-time winner for generic Bourgogne. Aged 50% in older barrels and the balance in tank and going through malolactic fermentation, it is made from 100% Chardonnay fruit originating almost entirely from vineyards just outside the appellation of Chassagne Montrachet. Orange oil, citrus blossoms, honeysuckle, a hint of pear and some background wood make for a gorgeously proportioned, medium-bodied, surprisingly intense and well-balanced white Burgundy to drink over the next 2-3 years. (Feb 2014)
Thierry Matrot describes 2011 as a "classic Burgundian vintage”. The grapes for this charming Chardonnay were picked near the appellation of Meursault. The 2011 Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay, which is 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay, is used by Matrot to break in new oak casks before his more expensive and prestigious Meursaults go into barrel. Medium to full-bodied with surprising intensity and great balance, this is a great white Burgundy to enjoy over the next few years. This round and delicious Chardonnay has citrus, pear and floral aromas. Its lively flavors possess good vitality on the dry, clean citrusy finish. Drink as an accompaniment to an assortment of dishes from charcuterie to chicken and grilled fish or enjoy it on its own as an aperitif. This fabulous buy is a rare find from the super-premium world of Burgundy and a great wine to enjoy with family and friends.