Visually a perfect looking bottle. Sourced from Christies in the early nineties to back-build a vertical.
Colour: mid-gold plus
Nose: Mesmeric. White flowers - jasmine, honey suckle. Nut brittle and almond tuiles. Some honey and a very slight dusting of botrytis.
Palate: not a heavyweight wine, instead much more balanced than recent Meursault offerings. Great acidity for a 1982. The entire mouthfeel is one of perfect balance. Nothing dominates, but everything works in symphony, to create a close-to-perfect white Burgundy.
After 60 minutes, there's a bit more sous-bois in evidence, rather than flowers and nuts, but otherwise, the wine is evolving slowly and will certainly hold well for a few more years.
One of the best Meursaults I've ever drunk. Underscores how great '82 was for some Domaines.
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(Lafon Meursault Perrieres) We time-traveled back to a 1982 Lafon Meursault Perrieres. Obviously, the Lafon was much more mature but still fresh, displaying more of a yeasty, mature, buttered biscuit of a nose. Touches of wood, game and lit match were also present. It was rich, long, buttery and woodsy on the palate, mature but still solid and possessing nice grip on the finish, and a thickness not present in the Coche. Secondary aromas of marzipan, forest, seashell and almost scallop (no scallop served, by the way) joined secondary flavors of forest and wood (great ones, I might add). The Lafon held well, and while the Coche lost a point for me, the Lafon added one (94).
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