Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2006, Guy Bocard
Wines produced from "vieilles vignes" tend to be more unctuous and more concentrated than wines made from younger vines. It is always worth asking "how old?" because the use of the term "vieilles vignes" seems to vary between regions. These chardonnay vines are 50 years old. On the nose fennel, dandelion. Quite surprisingly herbaceous and prickly for the ripe 2006 vintage. Rich, tangy, ripe pear on the palate. Nice and plump. Imagine would be very good served chilled with a tian of crab or scallops and serano ham. Tasted at the domaine in early May.