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A lovely range of classically styled Meursault from 2013
 
Last week I had the pleasure of tasting a range of wines from the Chateau de Meursault. This substantial operation has some fine vineyards and with serious investment in recent years in producing top wines.

2013 is the vintage currently available. The wines show excellent freshness and typicity. I was particularly impressed with the 1er Cru Charmes-Dessus. This is the first vintage of this wine which comes from the top of Meursault Charmes. In the past these parcels were simply blended with the vines from the Dessous to make one cuvee. It is a very positive addition to the portfolio and on the day I felt it was even better than the Perrieres.

We have a limited allocation of these wines so if you would like some please act quickly. The wines are available now.

Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Charmes-Dessus 2013
$169.95 a Bottle
Chateau Meursault Charmes-Dessus Label
Gold Medals at Concours International de Lyon and Challenge International du Vin. World of Fine Wine 18/20.

Burghound: 
This is presently very firmly reduced and thus it was impossible to evaluate the nose. By contrast there is excellent volume and concentration to the wonderfully tension-filled medium-bodied flavors that brim with minerality before terminating in an explosively long and intense finale. I very much like the balance as well as the depth of material and while this beauty will definitely require patience it should be more than worth the wait. 91-93 Points

Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: 
(bottled two weeks before my visit): Very pale, bright yellow. White peach, vanillin oak and saline dusty stone on the nose, lifted by a lavender topnote. Slightly high-toned and expressive in the mouth, offering noteworthy energy and lift. The wine's firm acidity has not yet completely harmonized with its fruit and yet this wine is less tight than the Perrières. 92 Points

Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2013
$140.95 a Bottle

Chateau Meursault Charmes Label
Burghound: (from Charmes Dessous, or the lower part of the vineyard). An airy and cool but ripe nose presents notes of hazelnut, essence of pear and white peach along with background nuances of citrus peel. There is more volume though less minerality to the delicious and generously proportioned middle weight flavors that possess a seductive texture, all wrapped in a balanced, vibrant and solidly persistent finish. This lovely effort will likely require most of a decade to arrive at its full apogee. 89-92 Points

Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: (bottled a week prior to my visit): Bright lemon-yellow. Aromas of yellow fruits, biscuit, porcini and vanillin oak. Less minerally than the 2014 version but more opulent than the 2013 Grands Charrons, offering an impression of sweetness and notes of lemon and soil. Finishes with good length. 90 Points

Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2013
$169.95 a Bottle

Chateau Meursault Perrieres Label
Gold Medals at Concours International de Lyon and Challenge International du Vin. World of Fine Wine 17.5/20.

Burghound: (from a 1.1 ha parcel). A softly perfumed nose plays right on the edge of exotic fruit on the otherwise more typical notes of acacia blossom, apple and peach aromas that are trimmed in just enough pain grillé to notice. The intensely mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors possess excellent detail and drive on the complex, stylish and classy finish that delivers very fine persistence. This chiseled effort possesses good mid-palate fat and could be enjoyed on the younger side if desired. 90-92 Points

Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: (bottled the week before my visit): Bright pale yellow. Extremely tight on the nose. Lovely spicy lift to the flavors of lemon, menthol and wet stone. This fine-grained, seamless wine boasts excellent energy and length, with the spicy character carrying through on the finish. 91 Points
 
Chateau de Meursault Meursault Clos des Grands Charrons Monopole 2013
$112.95 a Bottle
  Chateau Meursault Charrons Label
Burghound: (a monopole). A compositionally similar if slightly more elegant nose displays additional hints of chalk dust and jasmine. There is good punch and mid-palate density to the delicious and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess lovely depth on the lingering, well-balanced and citrus-inflected finale. This should reward 4 to 6 years of cellaring yet be approachable young too if desired. 88-91 Points
To view and purchase the wines on line click here. You may also order by email to asaf@grandmillesime.com.au or by telephone.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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More from Meursault
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