The 2003 Meursault Clos des Ambres is a impressive effort for the vintage. 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 rich fruit with different orchard fruits, on the sweeter side, and with a nice playful minerality. On the palate rich and on the slightly dense side, but with a quite playful minerality and a nice acidity for the vintage. Not a big fan of the 2003 whites but this is a very nice wine.… 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 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 La Seve du Clos from Arnaud Ente is a special wine made from a plot of very old vines on the village vineyard En L’Ormeau Clos, located just below the town center of Meursault. The 2004 edition of this wine is a fine combination of a good village terroir and a deep ripe and complex fruit of a good 1er cru. In the bouquet some mature notes, ripe yellow fruit, a hint of anise and fennel. On the palate very good acidity, layers of ripe chardonnay fruit.… Read the full article →
I use my own 100 point rating system here at Winehog.org. Compared with other rating systems used by Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Allen Meadows (BurgHound), I have more steps between 85 points and 100 points.
The change of the rating system is due to the need to separate the many really good and fine wines rated in the spread between 85 points and 93 points. I really like Clive Coates clear and simple terms … good, very good, fine and very fine, and has integrated these on my 100 points scale.… Read the full article →