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1997 de Bucy Joseph Meursault Les Tillets

By on November 01, 2003 #asides

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 Meursault Narvaux

By on June 01, 2003 #asides

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 Bouchères

By on June 01, 2003 #asides

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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