Meursault 2010, Patrick Javillier
What one looks for in a straight Meursault is typicity. Its fine for wine-makers to show their flair with the top three premiers crus but they need to err on the side of conservatism with their village wine. It should be benchmark. This 2010 Meursault is very good - but not a benchmark. Lovely ripe yellow fruit nose. Balanced, integrated on the palate combining white peach and minerality. Perhaps it misses a touch of hazelnut? Would a touch more new oak (dare I say it) add an extra dimension? Scores 22-24/30 for a Meursault.
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