2002 meursault 1er perrières bouchard père et fils

Update 3.7.2009(19.3.2009)billn

Meursault 1er Perrières Bouchard Père et Fils
Meursault 1er Perrières Bouchard Père et Fils

I was ‘pushed’ to try this following reports from another place that this cuvée was starting to show signs of p.ox – that would be a real shame because, from day 1, it’s been a wonderful wine – and it would also mean that I would need to drink up my modest few bottles. A false positive? I could only know by drinking the rest – maybe I’ll wait another year for the next.
2002 Bouchard Père, Meursault 1er Perrièrestry to find this wine...
Medium-pale colour – certainly looks okay. The nose is wide, showing soft fruit and faint lanolin with an even fainter citrus veil – a faint caramel note eventually escapes the glass. Perfect acidity, a little linear in the mid-palate and a super acid-driven length. Not as ‘giving’ as 3 years ago, but understated excellence, still.
Rebuy – Yes

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 5 responses to “2002 meursault 1er perrières bouchard père et fils”

  1. Philip19th March 2009 at 8:58 pmPermalinkReply

    I went down to the cellar to get a bottle (third of a case of six) to celebrate a birthday. I hadn’t heard it was at risk, but after a badly gone Puligny Chateau de Meursault 2004, wanted to check. Definitely oxidised, I’m afraid. Will try another bottle soon.

    • billn19th March 2009 at 10:07 pmPermalinkReply

      02 BP&F and the 04? The 04 can’t be p.ox it’s too young – could only be a dodgy cork – I always reckoned on 1 bottle every 2 cases to be oxidised due to a poor seal, in the good old days!

  2. Philip20th March 2009 at 7:44 amPermalinkReply

    @billn The PM was a gift, and knowing the source, I’d hate to think what had happened to it during its short life

  3. David DJ23rd March 2009 at 4:24 pmPermalinkReply

    Shame as it was such a great bottle of wine. The 02 1er Genevrieres as well – I hope that hasn’t gone the same way…

  4. Mark Palmer31st March 2009 at 8:47 amPermalinkReply

    I really don’t understand the comment “this cuvee was starting to show signs of pox.”

    All cuvees are at risk, but only individual bottles show problems, that is the nature of the beast.

  5. billn4th April 2009 at 7:22 pmPermalinkReply

    Agree and disagree Mark – some producers are significantly more prone than others. Reports by other people, including Philip, indicate that BP&F 02 MP is prone to the p.ox – this is new info as BP&F were not in the ‘big risk’ camp before.

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