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2002 meursault 1er perrières bouchard père et fils

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 Perrières try 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

7 responses to “2002 meursault 1er perrières bouchard père et fils”

  1. Philip

    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.

  2. Philip

    @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 DJ

    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 Palmer

    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.

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