Meursault 1er Cru "Santenots" 2009, Jacques Prieur
This Meursault 1er cru is the sister wine to the Volnay Santenots since they are grown in one of the few "bi-cépage" vineyards in Burgundy. Of course, this type of insight is deeply exciting for you dear reader if you genuinely care about terroir / cépage combinations. This Meursault-Santenot blancs is produced from young vines since the domaine took the decision to rip out old pinot vines in 2000 and replant with chardonnay. At this late stage of the tasting (we were approaching three hours in the cellar) my nostril skills were flagging and I skipped the nose. On the palate there is a salivating freshness. Good energy from tartaric acid followed by a rich lemon meringue pie flavour, a lively finish and a dab of white honey on the finish. Very enjoyable. Scores 20-22 / 30 for a Meursault 1er cru. Photo shows a Meursault-Santenots holding a bottle of Tom.