Meursault Perrieres 1er Cru 2016

Meursault / Bouchard Pere & Fils

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Tasting Notes

Pale, bright yellow. Lively aromas of ginger, orange zest and crushed rock. At once sweet, fine-grained and vibrant, with harmonious acidity giving shape and lift to the ripe pineapple, stone fruit and almond flower flavors. Impressively dense, even thick, for the year, with a plush, long, very ripe yet surprisingly dry aftertaste. This Perrières really dusts the palate. The wine's savory minerality should enable it to evolve gracefully.

Score: 92

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com Maturity: 2021-2028 01 September 2018

(Bouchard's three plots in the upper and lower portions of this premier cru average around 30 to 35 years of age; at the end of its malolactic fermentation): Pale, bright yellow. Orange oil and plenty of gingery oak spice on the nose. Densely packed and almost thick on entry, then quite concentrated in the middle, conveying a strong impression of dry extract, with some malic notes impinging on the wine's fruit purity. This tactile, dusty, rather powerful wine, carrying 13.5% natural alcohol, still needs further élevage. It may surpass the Genevrières in the future but it's less showy today despite being closer to the end of its malo.

Score: 90 - 93

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 01 September 2017

Here there is no reductive funk with its elegant, airy and cool aromas of citrus peel, acacia, spice and a whiff of Granny Smith apples. The middle weight and focused flavors are stony to the point of imparting the sense of rolling a small pebble around in the mouth, all wrapped in linear, energetic and very dry but not austere finale. This definitely needs time to flesh out and unwind as it's very tight at present. Sweet spot Outstanding

Score: 93

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2026+ 15 June 2018

The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières has a fresh and perfumed bouquet with scents of orange blossom and rose petals on the nose. Other vintages have displayed more mineral drive at this stage, but it is certainly pretty. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and a sappy salinity coming through on the second half that concludes with a saliva-inducing aftertaste. Excellent.

Score: 91 - 93

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2019-2033 29 December 2017