Light yellow in color, nose with fresh citrus fruit and a bit of cream soda. Medium palate that is quite rounded and ripe. Good acidity at the end but perhaps prem ox coming? Decent Meursault but doesn't have the focus and precision for a good Perrieres.
Dark golden/banana colour. A bit too dark for its age? No oxidization on the nose though. Very big nose, some beginning tertiary rubber notes. The wood is in the background and only emerges from the empty glass. Full bodied with good acidity, the alcohol is 13,5 and it is barely noticeably, the sensation comes from low yields and the amazing crystalline acidity and minerality from the Perrieres terroir.
Relaxing Saturday Lunch @ Capital Restaurant (Capital Restaurant, New Bridge Road, Singapore): A gorgeous wine – this was Meursault Perrieres par excellence. It had a beautiful nose of sweet cream and butter, touches of oak, with white fruit flecked with floral hints and a lovely, chalky minerality drifting around its edges. Wonderful stuff. The palate had a classic Perrieres profile. There were creamy, buttery hints, with ripe lemons and apples, all wrapped in a creamy texture that you normally only find in Puligny or Chassagne Grand Crus. There was great depth here, and a real musucular strength, but it was also effortlessly elegant, almost graceful, with a bright acid balance that that was built into the very fabric of the wine. This actually came across a bit round and fleshy, even rather ripe when drank next to the spare, minerally Chablis Bougros at first. However, once that was out of the way, I really started to notice the beautiful mineral grip that the wine had at its finish, with chalk and flint and stone unfolding almost endlessly across a beautiful back-palate of lemon and cream. And it kept opening up more and more as well over the half hour that I had it in the glass. This was an amazing wine – a Grand Cru in every sense apart from its name. Great stuff now, it will be even better in 4-5 years.
Where do I start, the 2004 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières is utmost brilliance in a bottle. Bright gold in colour with a nose of pineapples with fresh slight butteriness. There's also layers of sweet nectar and minerality.
Ver round on the palate with fresh tropical fruits (pineapples predominantly), pears, and slight, gentle buttery notes. Acidity and alcohol are both well balanced, beautifully delicious. Explodes on the entry and drawing in with a laser-like focus on the mid palate. Drinking well now, but indeed so many years ahead on this one. Superb long mineral finish. A very refined wine with lots of character. Yes, yes, yes.
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