Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes" 2000, Prieur-Brunet

Tasted courtesy of Raj's cellar raid... the medium yellow colour gave way to a cave-aged cheese rind nose, some dried mushrooms, and then a more potent mineral, vanilla and rounded satsuma bouquet. The aromas continued to fluctuate and evolve for a good 30 minutes in the glass. We were impressed by the youthfulness of the wine on the palate: a combination of medium acidity and distinct oak tannins supported the flavoursome orange and green gauge fruit. Long and elegant this Charmes still has another 2 years of positive evolution left. More is better than less.

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