2017 White*Bourgogne Blanc
In 2014 and 2015 it was half in Puligny and half Meursault and in 2016 more Puligny and 2017 year more Meursault. This has very pear-like ripe fruit. Ripe and floral. Nicely rounded. Very flavoursome. Spice too. Lovely inviting Bourgogne.
Meursault, Les Grands Charrons
5 parcels, 60% in the top section, just under Tessons where it is more calcareous and one at the bottom where the soil is deeper, giving the depth and richness of this wine. Different ages of vines and different rootstocks. Harvest over three different days. Presses and waits – holding the juice on tank and then makes the blend. This is rounded and full on the front palate. Then tighter behind. So very come hither up front, but the most interesting part is the finish. Here it is.
*Meursault, Les Tessons
50 year old vines. Very fresh and floral on the nose. It is smooth and straight on the attack. Neatly defined. Good edges. Citrus flavours. A certain gloss and richness, yet cut through with excellent acidity and minerality. Long finish with sweetness and minerals. Should be 1er cru.
Puligny-Montrachet, Les Champs Gains
This is pure and fresh and elegant. There is good intensity. Good ripeness – giving a sweetness on the finish. There is minerality here, drier than Tessons and richer than Blagny. Fruit is open and accessible. More white peach.
*Meursault, Les Genevrières
New barrels finished MLF – you taste the oak more than smelling it. Fine texture. Delicate, with a large volume. The new oak adds some weight. The finish is lively fine and aromatic. Not finished MLF- barrel 2 years – 65% MLF. This is delicate and fine textured. Light and bright
and aromatic…perfumed….volume with finesses. It tastes refined, finely wrought and charming.
Meursault, Les Charmes
This is rounded and ripe and juicy and creamy. White stone fruit. White peaches. Nice acidity here. Good freshness cutting through the ripe fruit. rich texture. “I have to pick early to keep the freshness. It ripens early. A wine which should be drunk with food,” says Jean-Baptiste” Very well measured.
A strong intense upright aroma. Powerful strike. Purposeful palate.
Vigour. Straight. Sweet fruits – peach and actually quite perfumed too – touch of rose petal. Powerful and long mineral finish, but elegant to boot.*Puligny-Montrachet, Les Caillerets
An aroma of warm stone. It is ripe and generous. Full-bodied, compact and dense. A savoury wine. Layered. Powerful long, stoney finish. Long impressive finish.
The most reserved wine of the flight. It should age very well.