"A decent burgundy, but not worth £9.50. It tastes gently woody, despite the lack of oak and is balanced and reasonably complex - but just a little flat - you want to take another sip, but it just doesn't quite satisfy. Good value at a few pounds less."
Mr Elliot Hepburn-John (22-Mar-2015)
"3 tasting notes from the one tasting by the Furey-Jones family: Mother says: 'Very smooth, soft on the palate, delightful as an aperitif; perfect with salmon, salads and white meats'. Partner says: 'Gluggable; not as nice as it used to be and almost twice the price'. I say: 'As near perfect as you can get for a Macon Villages, very, very nice; our regular house white; a slight pity it is now closer to £10 than £5, but still a winner'."
Ms Heather Jones (17-Aug-2014)
"Heavily chilled, there is enough citrus running through to mistake this for a simple ripe example from the lower slopes of the other end of Burgundy... however for me this wine is most enjoyable lightly chilled when the crisp white peach & apricot flavours shine and those subtle bready buttery notes add to the finish. Everyday un-oaked Burgundy."
Mr Alexander Lomas (09-Jul-2014)
"Really enjoyed this. Citrussy, a little creamy, and very crisp (a little too much on first tasting?). Had hints of woodiness, despite being unoaked. A very pleasantly long finish."
Mr Shashank Cheetham-Joshi (26-Jun-2014)
"I have found it almost impossible to find an enjoyable Burgundy, red or white, for under a tenner. This for me was further proof. It's just about okay but I'd rather spend my money on other wines at this price (or pay a bit more for something I will enjoy)."
Mr Howard Arrowsmith (17-Feb-2014)
"This used to be an excellent buy and we have consumed many bottles over the years. However, the last two deliveries of this have disappointed. Such a shame."
Ms Anne McDonald (06-Feb-2014)
"The very first bottle, from my first order of wine from The Society that I've tasted, and what a surprise. What a fantastic bottle of wine for £8.25 and such a nice experience of French Chardonnay, that I've avoided for years. Went very well with food (Chicken Jerusalem, in a mushroom, artichoke, cream sauce with Orzo) I've added this to my wish list as it might be the go-to bottle for weekday dinners at short notice."
Mr John Dryburgh (18-Jan-2014)
"Pleasant, smooth, fruity, and not at all thin. For the price, sophisticated. Would recommend."
Mr Vaughan Irons (07-Jan-2014)
"Absolutely classic MBV at a fair price, to please the traditionalist palate. For my palate, the Society's Chilean Limari Chardonnay at £1.50 less is a better wine and incredible value."
Mr Charles Stokes (22-Dec-2013)
"Shipments probably vary a bit but I am sorry the last two were disappointed. I suggest they try again. It is a lovely wine for the price, my wife picked it out from other burgundies and she has a better palate then mine. The screw cap is a devilish Wine Society ploy to make it so easy to open that you are tempted to have more!!"
Mr Richard F Lloyd (09-Dec-2013)
"I am with Tom Scrivens on this, I used to take it as my base wine but now the price has increased I buy as good burgundy elsewhere for a little less."
Mr Alistair Barnwell (27-Aug-2013)
"I am sorry to say that this Wine Society classic has gone off the boil a bit in the last 2 vintages. I used to consider this the best house white to drink for any occasion but I think there are better options for the money these days, especially given the recent price increase. This has been a best-seller for years, so maybe its time another decent white takes over now!"
Mr Tom Scrivens (25-Aug-2013)
"Surprisingly good for the price - rich and with a very long finish; quite simple, but very drinkable; a very good day to day white."
Mr Tom King (29-May-2013)
"My first time with this particular wine, an it won't be my last. Delicious on the first nice day of 2013! Initial fruit flavours (some gooseberry in there, maybe straying into apple) are followed by a smooth progression to a creamy finish, with a subtle hint of honey at the end. Highly recommended!"
Mr Stuart Cameron (16-Apr-2013)
"We were anxious to review this wine but there must to be a problem with the bottle size: no sooner had we opened it than it appeared to be finished. This is very appealing wine with a surprisingly long finish. Tremendous value for money, we will be re-ordering.
Mr Jim McLaren (09-Apr-2013)
"Believe the hype, this is a lovely balanced wine full of flavour while being extremely easy to drink."
Mr Trevor Smith (03-Apr-2013)
"Wow! An over used expression but justified for this offering and at a very reasonable price too. Lovely balance with good soft fruit, minimum acidity with a long after finish. Great on its own or with the range of food you would expect. Classy and well above average, you can't go wrong with this one! Will be reordering!"
Mr Terence Eastham (21-Mar-2013)
"I have been drinking this wine for quite a few years now and think the current batch is even better than normal - an excellent everyday white Burgundy."
Mr Crispin R M Jones (05-Jan-2013)
"Fantastic value, very smooth yet with enough of interest - works with food or on its own. Will be buying more for sure."
Mr Ian Betts (19-Dec-2012)
"Generally an excellent wine though our last bottle was as described by Mr Small below, quite "linear" and disappointing."
Mr James Paterson (27-Sep-2012)
"We really enjoyed this white burgundy. Smooth on the palate with a crisp finish and extremely well balanced."
Mr Philip Merrin (06-Sep-2012)
"This is an excellent wine. Very clean and crisp. I would recommend that you keep at least a few bottles of this in the fridge at all times!
Mr Simon Raybould (21-Jul-2012)
"Slightly underwhelmed by this wine. Previous bottles have been a bit richer / rounder whereas this was a bit austere and linear. Will try another bottle to see if there is a difference."
Mr James Small (17-Jun-2012)
"My first purchase. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed. The wine was very clean and fresh but I found it short on body and flavour."
Mr Nicholas Tilley (30-May-2012)
"I have done a bit of searching about for comparative burgundy at the price but nothing has come that close without spending over a tenner - amazing value!"
Mr Robin MacNeill (25-May-2012)
"Purchased a case earlier this year and as expected from the 2010 vintage, the wine excelled, even better than previous vintages that have been consistently good. However a recent case is not the same wine and is disappointing after the previous order. This is clearly a different batch of wine, but will check back for the 2011."
Mr Brian Robson (21-Apr-2012)
"A very nice wine for everyday drinking. Great value for money and goes very well fish and white meat. All the family think this is pleasant and at it's best when slightly chilled. Benefits from the bottle being opened a while before drinking."
Mr Nigel A Rich (08-Apr-2012)
"Excellent for the price!!"
Mr Robin Wilson (05-Apr-2012)
"Very reliable. It has never let me down. I'm always pleasantly surprised at how good it is for the price. Perfect with roast chicken. It doesn't knock your socks off the way that top white Burgundy can, but it's a pleasing reminder of that feeling."
Mr Kevin Barry (28-Mar-2012)
"Strawberries and cream! So much better than New World Chardonnay at the same price. My faith in good value Burgundy restored."
Mr Mark Waddington (14-Feb-2012)
"As ever, it really is a matter of personal taste. I can thoroughly recommend this wine for any occasion. About to order my third "helping"."
Mr Paul Brine (24-Jan-2012)
"I tried this recently and have to confess that that I couldn't get excited about this wine. I didn't get anything from it other than it tasted like....white wine. Given the positive reviews elsewhere, perhaps I got a bit of an off bottle."
Ms Katy Benson (06-Jan-2012)
"For simplicity I decided to choose a good value 'house' white that I could put on regular order and know the consistency would be there. We tasted about a dozen different whites and went for this one. Really good wine for the price, with or without food."
Mr Michael Tomlinson (02-Dec-2011)
"Classy Macon Villages. Excellent for the price."
Dr Michael Huggins (20-Jun-2011)
"Excellent value; and in my experience thoroughly reliable. As good a white Burgundy as I have tasted in this price range. No surprise that it's one of the Wine Society's most popular wines."
Mr Brian Woolland (24-May-2011)
"I've tried this twice and have been disappointed on both occasions. I came back to give the ‘highly recommended’ Macon-Village a second chance but it failed again. I found it insipid and lacking any real length or body. Sorry WS I won’t be buying anymore."
Mr Mark Brodie (16-May-2011)
"Two bad bottles in succession: the first a sulphur horror, the second dead, sour and fruitless. I hope that this is just a bottling fault but life is too short so I will return the two cases of this wine. Very disappointing."
Mr Stephen Mahony (09-Mar-2011)
"I'm relatively new to the Society but so far I've never had a poor bottle. I shop at the more modest end and this wine is a recent favourite. A fragrant nose and a balanced taste. A good aftertaste and can be drunk with or without food."
Mr Alan Wells (13-Feb-2011)
"As always, this is a wonderful wine. I know Macon-Villages, and many of the individual Villages themselves, from several happy trips and I would recommend this wine to anyone."
Mr Michael F Davies (09-Apr-2010)
"I was surprised and disappointed find this a thin wine, with little taste and no length. It lacked the minerality I would expect from a Maconnais wine, even at village level. I've been very impressed by the other Society wines I have tried, and your selections in general."
Mr Andy Cowper (23-Mar-2010)
"I have to say I found this a bit disappointing. It seemed rather dilute and lacking in body. I bought it at the offer price and it wasn't a bargain even at that price. Perhaps a bad batch?"
Bernard T Hawcroft Esq (07-Mar-2010)
"Crisp and dry, excellent!"
Dr John W Finch (19-Nov-2009)
"Burgundy is my first choice and this is consistently an excellent drink at a very affordable price for a burgundy."
Mr John R Nash (18-Nov-2009)
"This is the wine I rely on for non plonk parties eg my mother's 90th. Absolutely straight - whats on the label is in the bottle, unoaked (or just the faintest whiff?) chardonnay. Never fails."
Mr Desmond R R Sutcliffe (18-Nov-2009)
"I have bought the Society Burgundy for some time and the latest one maintains the high quality that is offered and expected from the Wine Society. Thoroughly recommended to those who want a reliable and delicious white Burgundy without fuss.
Mr J Hurlbatt OBE (18-Nov-2009)
"I am not surprised that this wine is the Society's most popular line. I have bought hundreds of bottles for myself and for my Company and the members always are delighted with it. Delicious fruity unoaked chardonnay - what more to ask? Consistently excellent, year after year. Am I being over-enthusiastic? Perhaps, but it is superb value for money. Well done Toby Morrhall."
Mr Michael G C Gibbs (17-Nov-2009)
"I am very fond of decent Mâcon-Villages and the latest version of the Society's has not disappointed. As the note in the List says, it is full and round, with a crisply flavoursome definite Chardonnay flavour. I find it a perfect pre-dinner drink, especially though not exclusively on a nice Summer evening and it goes well with a fish, seafood or salad starter. It also makes a good party wine of which I think many members would not be ashamed!"
Revd Anthony Birbeck (16-Nov-2009)
"Utterly reliable and remarkable quality for the price. This makes a tremendous "house white" but will also do for more serious occasions if budget dictates."
Mr Peter N Francis (14-Nov-2009)
"Used this wine for many years. I have found it reliable constant. Particularly good with fish but also good with other dishes."
Dr Leslie Rose (14-Nov-2009)
"I have been drinking the Society's White Burgundy for more than 30 years and have never been disappointed in the quality nor the style. There are cheaper versions of White Burgundy but if you are looking for quality and value then the the Society's White Burgundy should always top your list.
Mr Michael W K Boddy (13-Nov-2009)
"Good value, dependable and very enjoyable."
Mr Martin Lee (13-Nov-2009)
"There is a good reason why this is the Society's best seller - quite simply it is delicious, multi-functional, consistent and still good value. Why make anything else your 'house white'?
Mr Laurence Hunt (13-Nov-2009)
"Always a favourite, but to be frank, I am finding the 2008 rather acidic. Could perhaps do with waiting, but I have always found it best drunk young and fresh. Excellent value."
Mr William D Christopher (12-Nov-2009)
"Consistent high quality. Wine that can be relied upon."
Mr Gregory D Thacker (12-Nov-2009)
"The Society's White Burgundy represents top quality at an affordable price and together with the Society's Beaujolais Villages is consistently good year after year."
Mr John S Clarke (12-Nov-2009)
"A very drinkable, fresh and fruity white Burgundy wine. Great value."
Dr George Taylor (11-Nov-2009)
"If you want a good burgundy at a reasonable price then this fits the bill."
Mr Nigel Hunter (11-Nov-2009)
"Very good everyday wine at a very reasonable price - excellent stuff."
Mr David Payne (11-Nov-2009)
"It's certainly great value for money and an excellent choice for events like Weddings. Personally for one-off consumption, I prefer a slightly richer style - I recently tasted some 07 Macon-Farges from another supplier, which I slightly preferred for that reason, although it was about £2 pbt more expensive. I personally very much dislike the aesthetics of screw-caps, but I appreciate I'm going against the grain on that one - it's actually quite some time since I experienced corked wine bought privately (as opposed to at a restaurant), so may be the cork "technology" is improving"
Mr Peter Faber (11-Nov-2009)
"Crisp, well defined and a good length. Possibly the best Burgundy for the price that I've drunk. Incidentally I think the label is as good as the wine."
Mr Peter Newell (11-Nov-2009)
"A classic Macon Village at a fair price. Represents a constant standard for everyday drinking."
Mr Nicholas Smith (11-Nov-2009)
"I wish people would serve stuff like this at drinks parties."
Mr Joseph Daley (11-Nov-2009)
"It's my favourite Wine Society wine so I always have it in stock. Even family and friends who claim not to like wine enjoy drinking it. Good value for money year after year."
Miss Helen M Foster (11-Nov-2009)
"The Society's White Burgundy is our mainstay white wine drunk year round, but particularly in summer. The quality is consistent and in terms of value for money we believe it unsurpassable. We believe that it is one of the Society's most popular wines and that is not surprising. It goes very well with light meats, poultry and fish, or just to drink on its own. The Society's Red Burgundy is good too - as a pair they take some beating."
Mr J Duncan Cavanagh (12-Oct-2009)
"An excellent value bottle. Very crisp and clean and tasted more expensive. Several friends commented on it, unprompted, during casual drinks."
Mr John Kimmance (25-Aug-2009)
"An excellent and very reliable wine. I almost invariably serve it at lunch parties because I know I can trust it. It is particularly good with food but I also often serve it to drink on its own. Please keep it coming!"
Mr G B Fawcus (15-Aug-2009)
"Top quality and consistent year after year. Fresh, crisp and rounded - it is ideal for both drinking on its own or with food."
Mr Richard E Webb (14-Aug-2009)
"As usual I am much enjoying my latest case of the above. I feel I am in the best of company as our esteemed senior wine buyer chose this wine to celebrate a daughter`s wedding."
Dr Tom McCubbin (11-Aug-2009)
"Disappointing this year (2009). Thinner, sharper, less complex. I shan't be buying it again."
Stephen B C Scott Esq (09-Aug-2009)
"The Society's White Burgundy is excellent value and drinks better than many white burgundies twice or triple the price."
Mr Angus McNeilage (08-Aug-2009)
"An excellent wine at a bargain price. Will certainly be reordering."
Rodney P England Esq (07-Aug-2009)
"I have drunk the Society's White Burgundy for many years and admire the consistency that is, to me, its trademark. An excellent, very drinkable, white Burgundy that is typical of the region."
Mr Andrew Davies (07-Aug-2009)
"I first bought this wine as part of the BUYER'S FAVOURITE WHITES package. Having tasted it and given it a score of 25 out of 30 points [20 points or above suggest reordering] I ordered another case. It is a light, very pleasant drink, but perhaps lacks a definitive character of its own."
Mr Anthony Castell Parker (06-Aug-2009)
"I have ordered this wine for many years and it is always reliable. I'm nuts about white Burgundy (and red!) and the Society's Macon-Villages is great for a cool glass in the garden of a summer evening and in front of a winter fire...anytime, in fact!"
Paul Young Esq (06-Aug-2009)
"It gives me great pleasure to record that I always have a bottle of this wine in the fridge waiting for me on arriving home - it helps that it has a screwcap. It is an excellent wine, at a bargain price. Thank you!"
Ms Sheila Madgwick (06-Aug-2009)
"This is a light, refreshing wine with the characteristic Chardonnay zip. Perfect for sipping outdoors on a warm summer evening, with canapés."
Mr Michael H Leapman (06-Aug-2009)
"Such a reliable purchase; I have never been let down by the Society's Burgundy and if in doubt or in an emergency will always go to my Eurocave where I keep a supply. It's a lovely full drinkable wine which doesn't blow your head off."
Mr Anthony A Elgar (06-Aug-2009)
"The Society's White Burgundy has been a house staple for many years and whilst we try many other wines as our house white we always come back to the Society's White Burgundy. Whether it's fish and chips on a Friday night, a weekend lunch, or just a class of something cool on the patio when I get home, the Society's White Burgundy does it for the Jones's. I was amused to read in one of the Society's reviews earlier this year that one of your buyers used Society's White Burgundy and the Society's Rioja for his son's wedding, well that struck a familiar note with us as we had done exactly the same last September at our son's wedding, except for the Rioja we used the Vina Amezola. Although there was an open bar, most guests drank the red and Society's White Burgundy throughout the evening - a testament to good wine indeed!"
Mr Ashley W Jones (06-Aug-2009)
"An excellent wine, crisp, smooth and always tempting. Very good value for money and constantly popular with my family!"
Capt C W Pile RN(RTD) (05-Aug-2009)
"The Society's White Burgundy is, and has been, our staple white wine choice for some years. We have tried various alternatives but inevitably return."
Mr William M Waterfall (05-Aug-2009)
"This has been our favourite white wine for many years. It is very consistent and is one of the most delicate tasting. When the price increased this year we tasted many other wines to replace it as our everyday drink but none have yet matched the Society's White Burgundy."
Mr Eric Bolam (05-Aug-2009)
"Still my favourite dry white wine which we buy for both our houses in France and England. Some variations between cases - some flinty dry - some buttery dry (which I prefer). It's now just getting a little too expensive for everyday drinking and we are looking at more reasonable wines for our daily aperitif."
Mr Stuart Ninian (05-Aug-2009)
"I bought the Society's White Burgundy for a reception held on a warm summer's night and found it dry and refreshing with good weight. It is an excellent all-round wine as I would also serve it with light summer food. I regard it as good value.
Mr Anthony Arfwedson (05-Aug-2009)
"A very dependable white with body and flavour, drinkable with quite a wide range of food or on its own."
John R H Richards Esq (05-Aug-2009)
"This seems a particularly good vintage. As always, it benefits from decanting a few hours before drinking: I pour the bottle into a jug, and then back into the bottle. The consequent exposure to air definitely rounds out the taste."
Mr Roger Mottram (05-Aug-2009)
"Good value, reliable quality, delicious round but dry flavour and helpfully very little oak, we like its dependability as a good every day drinking wine. In what seems to be an increasingly competitive level of sub £10.00, it still outclasses most other similarly priced 'house white' burgundies."
Arundel McDougall Esq (05-Aug-2009)
"I always have this wine in my cellar. Delicious and good value for money."
Mr James G Green (05-Aug-2009)
"Disappointing, not up to the usual standard in my view.
Note from The Wine Society:
We want all wine purchased from The Society to be enjoyable. If it is not, then we would like to hear about it, and would encourage members to contact Member Services on 01438 741177."
Mr Simon Fosh (05-Aug-2009)
"We have been consistently pleased with both the quality of the wine and it's value for money."
Mark C W Bateman Esq (05-Aug-2009)
"Consistently good wine and very good value for money. There is always a bottle or two in my place."
Mr Michael Smith (05-Aug-2009)