Sometimes articles need additional work, sometimes other articles are promoted in the schedule – and sometimes delays occur.
But let’s be honest: The notes on the white 2018s from Armand Heitz are seriously delayed – sorry. Here they are.
For an update on the red Heitz-Lochardet 2018s check here.
Let’s get to the notes.
The 2018 whites
The 2018 whites are rich and rather velvety style-wise. But they have a certain liveliness that makes the vintage appear fresher than it actually is. This effect is stronger in some wines than in others: it’s notable, whereas the hot generosity takes over in other cases.
That being said, all these wines give pleasure and value within their category.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Aligote 2018
The Aligote 2018 is made from 40-year-old vines located below the Meursault lieu-dit Les Belles Roses. It has a slightly exotic character, yet a nice balancing acidity despite its acidity levels presumably not being the strongest point. Nevertheless, it’s vivid and lively and shows the variety well. Should be served rather cold to enhance its freshness.
(Drink from 2020) – Good (86p) – Tasted 11/03/2020.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Meursault En la Barre 2018
The Meursault En la Barre (from a vineyard in the centre of the village) is showing classic Meursault virtues. With a relatively exotic, generous nose, palate-wise it is intense, with clay-based minerality. The certainly has its charm – textbook village Meursault.
(Drink from 2024) – Very Good (89p) – Tasted 11/03/2020.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Meursault Gruyaches 2018
The Meursault Gruyaches is showing a lovely mineral lift, coming from vines located below Meursault Charmes towards the Puligny appellation in a small triangle below Charmes that’s not included in it. It’s a bit reduced, but still has a lovely, mineral-driven nose. This has fine depth, and it’s balanced and enjoyable.
(Drink from 2025) – Very Good+ (90p) – Tasted 11/03/2020 – .
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