Meursault 2009, Thierry & Pascale Matrot
Thick yellow-bronze colour. Flat nose. Dried marzipan. Yellow apple and honeydew melon. Mount Etna sulphur and a headache-inducing aroma of chlorine. Matchbox. Heavy, overly evolved, flat going on flabby. Ripe apricot and greengage. Metallic finish like the taste of boiled egg on a silver spoon. This Meursault 2009 isn’t off but it has fallen apart and different aspects of the wine and the wine-making process now appear individually. Another question mark over the wine-making approach at Domaine Matrot after several other wines that failed to age past 5 years. Scores 67-69/100.