Started off being a tad reticent, this literally blossomed in the glass! White-flowers, honeysuckle, brioche, this just kept morphing in the glass. Yellow-fruited, it not only had the intensity of its '01 sibling, but also tautness/freshness as well, making it much more complex & engaging. By the end of the night, this was just great, with classic butterscotch notes amidst well balanced richness & minerality; Ended with a long savory saline note. Most wonderful!
"1er" Dinner at the American Club to determine which plots belong to a "Grand Cru" status. Dark yellowish gold. Nose on this was initially subdued but with time and air, this was brilliant. Methol, mint leaves with lots of toffee, caramel, orange and sweetened pineapples. Touch of smoke and char as well. On the palate, there was excellent structure and balance. Toffee, butterscotch, vanilla crème, melted butter, tangerine, buttered corn and Indian mangoes, with a lovely lingering finish. Brilliant Meursault Perrieres! Verdict on Grand Cru worthiness - Yes. And Lafon would be amongst the top 3.
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