Meursault "Clos du Cromin" 2009, Bitouzet-Prieur
Another wine tasted at the Bitouzet-Prieur cellar in Volnay. The Clos du Cromin has a fairly clay-based soil and can be kept longer and ages more slowly than Meursault produced on limestone soils. The initial citrus aroma is linear to start and then combines cherry blossom with a hint of almond. The grapes in the Clos du Cromin are harvested later in the vendanges due to the higher acidity of the terroir and this provides more balance. This is a mineral wine, still wrapped up in itself. Needs 4 years to open up and reveal more character. Also shows that 2009s can be fresh and mineral if they were picked on time.