Monday, June 01, 2015

Meursault "Les Grands Sharrons" 2008, Guy Bocard

After spending four hours undertaking an "aménagement de la cave" I realized there are a few bottles that need drinking and others need to be tested. Guy Bocard is a well-established producer in Meursault but does not feature in the lists of star producers compiled by Burgundy experts such as Clive Coates and Charles Taylor. I have found that it is good honest wine from a nice range of lieux dits. This Meursault 2008 has a medium-thick yellow colour with a brassy brightness. It looks heavy potentially from excessive bâtonnage. The first nose is wilflower honey, vanilla yoghurt; followed by cooked apple and lemon, hints of leeks cooked in butter. One has to go looking for the aromas. There is melon and apricot on the palate, its plump verging on flabby but the fleshiness is supported by minerality on the finish. Past its best for sure but still very drinkable. Scores 20/30 for a Meursault.

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