- Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Product #31572 (In Stock)
Meursault's Lieu-Dit vineyards are kind of a halfway step from "village" to 1er Cru status, and Narvaux is one of the best. Perched on rocky soils high on the hill above 1er Cru Les Genevrieres, Narvaux gives classic Meursualt richness without heaviness and good energy with no hard edges. Michelot's is about as fine as Narvaux gets.
“Pale yellow. Peach, orange, spicy oak and grilled almond on the nose. A distinct step up in energy and lift from the Clos Saint-Félix, showing much more mineral spine to its lightly saline flavors of citrus fruits, hazelnut and spices. Very Meursault but in a firm style, with the backbone to evolve gracefully. Finishes with sneaky orange zest persistence.” Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points
“High-pitched, offering toasted sweet spice, lime blossom, citronella, mineral and nut oil aromas and flavors. Well-defined, intense and taut, with a stingy finish for now, but the potential is there."Wine Spectator 91 points
- Dom Michelot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2014 Product #31573 (In Stock)
This blends fruit from two small plots of Merusault's greatest vineyard. One from just to the south of Clos des Perrieres is loaded with limestone and gives richness and depth. The other from the upper slope (looking down into the Roman quarry that gives the vineyard it's name) grows in thin soils over hard rock, giving vibrancy, energy and minerality.
Even in the forward 2014 vintage, this is quite young but enormously concentrated, complex and promising with huge richness and finishing length. Give it an hour of air right now with lobster or scallops or let it develop for a while – if you can wait!
“Pure but reticent perfume of citrus fruits, pineapple, crushed rock and flowers. Sappy, densely packed and seamless, offering lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its pineapple and crushed stone flavors. More refined than the previous premier crus here and much longer and smoother on the rising finish. In an adamantly dry, mineral-driven style, but there's already a lot going on here. This wine softened nicely with air, showing attractive sweetness of fruit without losing any of its energy or back-end lift. Drink 2019-2027” Vinous (Tanzer) 92 points
“A floral-, apple- and stone-flavored white, boasting a tightly wound structure and a tightfisted finish. Hints of spice emerge, but overall, this needs time to strut its stuff. Best from 2019 through 2027. 2,100 cases made.”Wine Spectator 92 points