Arguably the most prestigious of Meursault 1er Crus (should be a Grand Cru) Les Perrières in the Ballot version is a very good Chardonnay. Color is bright straw yellow. The nose opens w/white flowers, green apple, pear then hazelnut, grapefruit, lemon & some white truffles all wrapped in a fresh mineral nuance. In the mouth the initial softness gives way to tasty flavors of lemon, citrus & toasted note. A white wine made to last, well balanced, w/good structure, a strong mineral note (the Name Perriéres, says it all) & good freshness. Its medium persistence is the only weak point
92-93. Delicious, but somewhat less so, and less interesting, than my previous bottles. Hazelnuts, butterscotch, toffee, apples, cinnamon, with good acidity-just not enough to warrant a higher score. Maybe served too cold.
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(Ballot-Millot & Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières) Light yellow color; white flower, chalk, mineral, tart pear nose; elegant, mineral, chalk, tart lemon, lemon peel palate; needs 6-plus years; long finish (a standout!)