Meursault with James Handford (Handford Wines, London): A touch shy on the nose and would have loved some more aromatics to go with this excellent palate. Very elegant wine, lightest touch of oak, good and polished acidity, limes, citrus feel, young but very much a classy wine. Lovely finish too.
More evolved than the 2010 Comtes Lafon Charmes tasted alongside. Ripe, almost exotic fruit notes; layered, generous and powerful. Notes of spices and minerality. Nicely balanced on the palate, maybe fading a little towards the end of the tasting. Very intense and long finish. Drink or keep. 91-93
Better than the previous bottle I had broached a couple of years ago. This held its own against a rich cream soup and enticed a former Swiss ambassador, used to the luxuries of life, and a banker friend, into rhapsodies. I was less fulsome in praise, but by no means critical. This is now showing well. I am not sure it has the structure to develop further but will watch with interest
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