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1997 de Bucy Joseph, Meursault Les TilletsNov. 2003
Deep lemony yellow. The nose starts with blast of toasty oak which gradually moves to the background allowing some pear and apricot notes to come through, gradually becomes more perfumed. The palate has citrussy acidity which is ‘just right’ and a lovely long follow-through which gradually develops a coconut note. More interesting than Marius Clerget’s ‘Tillets’. A nice wine with no rush to drink.
1999 de Bucy Joseph, Bourgogne BlancJun. 2003
Pale yellow colour. The nose has good depth, is quite fresh and high toned with some green apple notes. Good fat and despite being a little sweet the acidity brings it nicely into balance. This wine actually has very good depth and length. Most of the grapes are sourced from Meursault – and you can tell. Excellent Bourgogne Blanc.
1999 de Bucy Joseph, Meursault NarvauxJun. 2003
Slightly deeper lemon yellow. Much deeper nose – slightly smokey and ripe – there’s a little melon and pineapple, becomes more honeyed and gradually a waxy note comes through. The nose develops really well. The palate is a little buttery and nicely deep. This is a big, rather than an elegant, wine. The acidity is just right. Finishes just a little dry. Boisterous – but I like it.
1999 de Bucy Joseph, Meursault BouchèresJun. 2003
Of the Meursault 1ers, only Les Gouttes d’Or sits more northerly. Similar colour to the ‘Narveaux’. The nose is higher toned and a little more restrained – in fact nicely delicate with some mild citrus notes. Really silky texture in the mouth. More complex with good acidity. Much longer finish than the ‘Narveaux’. A completely different expression. Beautiful wine.
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