Meursault Perrieres blind tasting 1988-2011

Tasted August 17, 2019 by Collector1855 with 44 views

Introduction

Lucky to attend this tasting, very educational. Here my take aways
- In terms of style, producer trumps both vintage and terroir. It was really crazy how different these wines were. You asked yourself in some flights if there was any similarity.
- The classic Perrieres style is crisp, airy, mineralic. The best wines were sublime (Lafon, Ampeau, Pierre Morey)
- However, there is so much difference today that it can really be anything, and still far too many oxidative bottles, i.e., 4/15 (27%!!) showed oxidation that was not in synch with the bottle age.
- Given all this, white Burgundy is clearly not for the faint hearted.

Flight 1 (16 notes)

White - Sparkling
2002 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill France, Champagne
96 points
From Magnum. Much better showing than four years ago. Really complete. Feels like in the peak drinking window, notes of lime, pear, brioche, bakery, nuts. Wonderfully complex. Good acidity, lively mousse.
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White
2014 Yves Boyer-Martenot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
flawed
This wine was totally out of character for a 2014, rich and ripe, nutty, Madeira notes, oak. Premox?
White
2013 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
95 points
Crisp and clean nose, Very flinty and mineralic. Many said it was Puligny style. I really loved this. Great wine. 95+
White
2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
90 points
Pop corn hers, lots of green aspargus, also a bit out of character for a Meursault. Good acidity on the palate not not very typical.
White
2011 Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
95 points
Very classic nose of pop corn, cream, oak, oyster shell. Crisp and mineralic palate. Everybody loved this and it stole the flight. 95-96
White
2009 Domaine François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
flawed
Another wine that had clear oxidative notes. Molasses, sugar cane, good acidity on the palate still but marked from oxidation.
White
2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
93 points
Tight and closed, some grassy notes, not much aroma. The palate was very well balanced with good acidity. Looks like this one needs more time.
White
1993 Robert Ampeau & Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
97 points
From a late Domaine release. Golden color. A lot of Wows on the table from the first smells. This bouquet had it all. Orange peel, flint, lemon curd, grass, flowers, very deep and complex. The palate was crisp as well with excellent freshness and length. WOTN candidate.
White
1992 Nicolas Potel Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
93 points
Medium orange color, evolved, clearly. Many people liked this but the nose had a clear streak of botrytis, smelled like 80% white Burg, and 20% Sauternes. Good complexity but off character.
White
2006 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
flawed
This bottle had a clear oxidative touch of bruised apples as well. Should not be for such a young vintage.
White
1999 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
Rich nose of bee wax, nuts, red apples, is there a touch of oxidation? may be. In any case the wine was closed but had racy acidity. Disjointed, some loved it more than me. May be needs more time. 92+
White
1988 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
96 points
Right of the bat this wine left now doubt how good it was. Complex nsoe of fresh flowers, lemon curd, even some cranberries and barnyard funk that you would normally associate with a red Burg. Very grand
White
2003 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
96 points
Clean and crisp nose of lemons, minerals and oyster shell. Fresh palate, good acidity, long finish. Big surprise when it was revealed that this is a 2003. Kudos to Pierre Morey, what an achievement in this vintage.
White
2007 Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
flawed
This wine also had aromas of bruised apples, oxidative. It was not bad but no where near the stellar 2011 we had earlier. Rating withheld.
White
2008 Michel Bouzereau Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
94 points
Fresh, complex, mineralic and zesty. Solid wine, hard to fault just tonight with the stiff competition, the aromatic persistence was a bit too short for a higher score.
White
2009 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
97 points
Another stunner from Lafon in these flights. So clean and crisp, no heat of 2009 visible. Nose of minerals, match sticks, green apple, lemon curd. Impressive from start to finish.
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