philippe thevenot 1979 meursault goutte d’or

Update 15.7.2012(10.7.2012)billn

1979 Philippe Thevenot, Meursault 1er Goutte d’Or
Golden. Whilst I may have decanted this, the nose needs no time at all to offer a round, white chocolate and lanolin invitation – lovely. Following the Charlemagne, this has a little more roundness and plushness of texture – let’s call it ‘richness’ – but it has perfectly judged acidity to offer balance. Clean, round and very, very pleasurable – though none of the mineral note of the Charlemagne. This seems all the more voluptuous for it. Simply super!
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  1. Tom Blach15th July 2012 at 9:47 pmPermalinkReply

    Nice to see you drinking all these barmy old wines these days, Bill. There was a time when nobody wanted them here but that has sadly gone and I don’t have the chance so much these days.
    What these wines so often do is to challenge all the assumptions made about winemaking and ageing while confirming so much of the wisdom of those who created Burgundian hierarchy.

    • billn16th July 2012 at 11:27 amPermalinkReply

      Yes Tom, I’m lucky enough to have been able to stock up on quite a bit of 76,78,79,80,92 & 93 whites this year; all of which seem a damn sight more bullet-proof than the reds.

      Interestingly, one of our favourite writers, and Meursault fan, (when I asked him) suggested 79 to be a very good white vintage, 80 not. I bought the 79s, but it turned out that a friend had 1980 as a birthyear – so I bought some 80s anyway – as we often find in the topsy-turvy world of Burgundy, the 80 Corton-Charlemagne was just that little bit better than the 79 – c’est la vie!

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