2015 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières
The Ballot-Millot style gives the taut, reductive, mineral core and the gentle use of new oak adds a touch of spice, but there is an opulence to this Genevrières which adds a hedonistic dimension that is impossible to ignore. Lots of substance and great balance. Drink from 2019.
Tasting this earlier this month, the first time since January, it was evident just how much this has come on since its infancy. The tell-tale reductive tautness of Charles’ winemaking combines beautifully with the natural opulence of the fruit. Excellent control and balance throughout. Lots of potential here.
`Lightly nutty and interesting on the nose. Well constructed. Hint of cough pastille. Needs to relax but there is lots of substance here.` 16.5 points, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com
The 2015 Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru has a pretty orange blossom and citrus bouquet that is neatly entwined with the oak. The palate is fresh and vibrant, with a fine line of acidity, taut and linear but tightly coiled toward the finish. I suspect this Meursault has more to give for those with the nous to cellar this for three or four years. Drink from 2020-2035. 91 points. Neal Martin.