Saturday, April 09, 2011

Meursault-Perrières 1er Cru 2007, Joseph Drouhin

This Meursault was a generous gift from James Simpson MW which we didn't manage to consume during a recent Cambridge reunion dinner. Domaine Joseph Drouhin is in the top flight of Beaune negociants. This Meursault has a clean citrus and mineral nose with sweet background oak. Full flavour layers of orange, apricot, apple with good thickness on the finish. After 30 minutes in the glass the wine fills out with a creamy texture and a robust savoury finish. Hints of pine and hazelnut to boot! This is a serious wine which will hit maturity in 2014-2015. Contender for the Meursault heavyweight belt. Tasted with sea bream, scallop and prawn medley in Hampstead heights.

2 comments:

  1. Drouhin is one of my favorites. Just a question, you said 2014-2105??? or 2015?

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  2. That was a typo. By 2105 we will all be dead so I don't recommend keeping it that long! By 2014 this will be fully evolved and will stay on that plateau for another couple of years. I usually find 10 years is the max for evolution apart from the grands crus.

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