Saturday, January 12, 2013

Meursault 2011, Domaine Matrot

Thierry Matrot focuses on producing mineral wines and he knows how to achieve that based on the tastings I have enjoyed at the domaine over the last few years. Along with the likes of Henri Darnat, the Matrot wines form the fresh and mineral end of the Meursault spectrum with the likes of Dupont-Fahn forming the opposite book end with sweet, honeyed and botrytised wines (dare I say it for the American market). Tasted courtesy of the Corney & Barrow annual Burgundy tasting, this Meursault 2011 is quiet, tight, intense yet not expressive on the nose. Coiled and tangy on the palate, this chardonnay is mineral and slim, more Jessica Ennis than Marilyn Monroe. The 2011 vintage seems similar to 2007. Scores 19-21 / 30 for a Meursault appellation. I have concerns that this is too tight and lacking in fruit to become really pleasurable.

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