The Meursault Poruzots 2008 from Mikulski is a focused and bone dry effort with all the extrovert charm of the 2008 vintage. In the nose citrus infused yellow fruits .. notes of apple, pear, grape … spiced with a tremendous mineral note from the lovely terroir. On the palate very focused with a fine midpalate weight and a long mineralic finish. Love this terroir with it’s crunchy minerality, love the extrovert drama of the vintage and the purity of Mikulskis vinification.… Read the full article →
The 2002 Meursault Clos des Ambres is slightly introvert and reserved. It’s made from the village terroir En l’Ormeau – old vines with a average age of more than 50 years. The nose is offering notes of apple, gunpowder … slightly backward and austere. On the palate very focused with a quite powerful acidity for the vintage – it’s tight and slightly lean. Is not really in decline … but think it had more charm and nerve three years ago.
The 2000 Meursault Clos de la barre from Comte Lafon is now reaching maturity. In the bouquet mature yellow fruit with notes of pear, almonds and a citrus infused minerality – discrete hints of belle de boskoop and coffee, On the palate zappy acidity and a lovely mature fruit – focused with a lovely minerality. It’s complex and harmonious with a impressive length and focus for this level. A perfect bottle of a very good wine – immensely delightful.
The Meursault Les Vireuils 2010 is a gorgeous Meursault village. In the nose crisp citrus infused fruit and minerality – slightly floral and quite expressive. On the palate very pure and quite rich fruit …. long, focused and concentrated for this level. Love the balance and intensity – a quite stunningly pure Meursault village … bravo!
The Meursault En la Barre 2010 from Antoine Jobard is getting more focused as it matures. In the nose good complexity – notes of apple, pear, hazelnuts with hints of more exotic fruits and a nice citrus infused minerality. On the palate very nice energy and concentration for this level. The fruit is pure and crisp, structured by the vibrant and racy 2010 acidity. Love the pure expression of terroir and chardonney – the 2010s from Jobard are truly lovely – as are most vintages from this fine producer.… Read the full article →
The Meursault Genevrieres 2011 from Henri Boillot is a very charming and expressive effort. The nose is bursting with fruit – notes of apple, pear and acacia with a finely tuned impression of oak and a lovely stony minerality. On the palate beautiful minerality and midpalate fruit – quite rich and filigree – with a good backbone of crisp acidity and minerality from the fine Genevrieres terroir. Adorable and quite refined … bravo!
Meursault Tillets is one of my favorite village terroirs in Meursault – and few makes a better Tillet than Antoine Jobard. The nose in the 2008 Meursault Tillets is expressive and crisp with notes of melon, acacia and a wonderful citrus infused minerality. On the palate vibrant and pure fruit with the lovely nervy 2008 acidity as a life-giving backbone. Not a big and fat wine – but a delicate and terroir driven Meursault – just the way I like it.… Read the full article →
The Meursault Les Crotots 2010 from Dublere is a top end village Meursault. In the nose pear, acacia blossom with hints of hazelnuts, fresh citrus and minerality. On the palate crisp and very pure fruit – very vibrant with a lovely intense finish. It’s very powerful for this level – but still lightfooted and filigree. Love the energy, the transparancy and the nerve … what a gorgeous Meursault village – truly impressive effort by Blair Pethel.
The Meursault Clos des Ambres 2007 from Arnaud Ente is a quite intense and interesting village. In the nose a fine display of pure orchard fruits … melon, pear, slightly roasted hazelnuts, citrus – with a delicate minerality vibrating in the background. On the palate medium fruit intensity … focused and with a delicate nervy acidity. The finish is long and impressive for this level with a fine citrus infused minerality. Very vibrant and filigree for the vintage – I’m impressed and delighted.… Read the full article →
The Lafon 2002 Meursault clos de la Barre has entered a matured stage. In the nose rich yellow fruit with developed notes of hazelnuts, almonds, ripe pear and apple – spized with some fine mineral notes. On the palate intense and quite refined fruit – with a delicate nervy acidity. It’s fresh with a long quite powerful finish for this level. Love the refined aromatic profile of this wine – will keep – but in my view it’s perfect now. A lovely matured Meursault village ..… Read the full article →
The 2002 Meursault Goutte D’Or from Comte Lafon is a lovely wine. In the bouquet fine ripe yellow fruit, a citrus infused minerality with hints of hazelnuts and spized with a hint of oak. On the palate fresh and vibrant fruit with fine weight and length – very well balanced with a lovely acidity. Love the freshness and nerve in this wine … pure, crisp and focused. A lovely matured Meursault … will keep …. but is gorgeous now.
The 2009 Meursault Charmes from Comte Lafon is a surprisingly refined effort – with only little evidence of the hot conditions in 2009. In the bouquet quite exotic fruit – white and yellow orchard fruits – slightly reduced and understated with a touch of oak. On the palate rich and intense, but also quite refined and focused for the vintage, with a backbone of quite fresh acidity (again for the vintage). I really like the complexity and style of this 2009, as it eliminates most of the things I don’t like about the 2009 vintage – and in that sense it’s a very impressive effort by Dominique Lafon.… Read the full article →
The 2000 Meursault Charmes from Comte Lafon is a very charming effort. In the bouquet fine ripe yellow fruit, hazelnuts, spized with a hint of oak and citrus. On the palate rich with some buttery notes – the acidity is crisp and fresh offering a lovely balance to the expressive rich fruit. The overall impresssion is charming and expressive wine with a delicate lightfooted balance. The finish is long and quite intense with a fine display of terroir. A lovely wine – this is how 2000 white Burgundy should be.… Read the full article →