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philippe thevenot 1979 meursault goutte d’or

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!
Rebuy – No Chance

2 responses to “philippe thevenot 1979 meursault goutte d’or”

  1. Tom Blach

    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.

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