Pernand-Vergelesses is one of the great bargains of Burgundy, comparatively speaking. It’s tricky to pronounce for an English speaker, which may help to make it less well known than its famous neighbour: Corton-Charlemagne. However, at often half the price of Corton and with classic Burgundy style in spades, Pernand-Vergelesses is a great buy. Moreover – 2010 is a truly great Burgundy vintage and this is a great example.
Light yellow, clean and transparent. The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, as well as herbs, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apple, apricot, and mandarin orange. Presents good volume and the flavorful, persistent finish leaves a sweet and fruity sensation on the palate.