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2008 Ropiteau Frères, Meursault Les PerrièresApr. 2010
Slightly soft but very good aromas of high-toned green-skinned fruits. Another wine that has very good energy and width. The finely detailed flavours really linger. Lots of dry extract. This is really very good.
2007 Bouchard Père et Fils, Meursault Les PerrièresDec. 2009
The aromas are tighter after the Genevrières, but seem waxy-smooth. This is totally different in character, it starts tighter yet expands cleansingly across the palate with intensity before providing a very understated, but considerable length. This is very impressive, but today is only showing about 25% of the character on display in the Genevrières.
1988 Coche-Dury, Meursault Les PerrièresApr. 2007
A wide and deep nose, mainly of ripe fruit, just a little oak and some rounding, higher notes. The palate is quite linear, intense on the tongue and very, very complex as it leaves the mid-palate for the finish. The finish is understated, but very long. Not sexy, but not severe – very, very good, but don’t let’s discuss the price vs quality ratio…
2001 Château de Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault Les PerrièresNov. 2003
Again a vineyard just over the border from Puligny. Medium yellow coloured. Deep and fruity nose, initially very linear – like following a beam of light – widens a little with time. Very fat palate – at first seems too fat, but the second sip shows enough rescuing acidity. There even seems to be just a trace of tannin. Very lovely finish, no fireworks, just fades very slowly. A really good wine.
2001 Gaunoux Jean-Michel, Meursault Les PerrièresMar. 2003
Pale yellow. Subdued nose. Much more mineral and nervous than the ‘Goutte d’Or’. Seems a little one-dimensional though – until you hit the finish which comes with a lovely burst. Very good.
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