Initially, and not so surprisingly, tightly wound not very giving. After allowing some time in the decanter it turns the corner after about 90 min. Reduction and woodsmoke blows off and fruit comes to the forefront. You smell, you immediately know it’s Grand Cru from the depth of aromas that have finally revealed themselves. After about 2 hours in the decanter, they become explosive and jump from the glass, unquestionably of GC intensity. The glass becomes hard to put down.
Red and blue fruit, red florals, créme de anglaise, exotic spices. Oak is detectable but it’s not obtrusive. There’s good power and serious concentration, but at the same time it has such elegance and refinement. I’ve had mixed experiences with Grand Cru (or of the ‘equivalent’) 14’s. Some, like Fourrier CSJ, Dujac Malco and Rousseau Charmes, show better initially and then kinda shut down. This wine, similar to Bachelet Charmes (shockingly), unfurls over time and just continues to get better and better and more giving. Of course, the palate needs some time catch up with the nose, as is common with 14’s I’ve had, but this is definitely one of the more balanced all around from the vintage I’ve had at this point. For the most part, 14’s seem to be in a great place right now. I really like the vintage. — 24 days ago
Superbe Meursault Charmes, très typé avec des saveurs de fruits blancs, touche mielleuse mais à peine, riche et plein, frais et éclatant en même temps, bel équilibre. 91-92
Nice typical Meursault with white fruit, touch of honey and butter yet clean and precise, fresh and energetic, rich and full, great balance. — 15 days ago
Crunchy bright, red fruit. Not the same depth as Foillard’s other Morgons, but everything’s in the right place. Just missing some of the Foillard magic. Maybe needs a little time. — 16 days ago
Serious reduction that after an initial 3 hour decant and then a necessary additional hour 😅, finally blows off and gives way to layers of ripe orchard fruit, dry yellow extract, lemon oil and lilies, finishing with a cool mineral streak. It’s drinking quite youthful and primary still, but it’s in a good place nonetheless showing a nice balance of richness, vibrant acidity, tension and freshness. 2012 could sleep a bit more or use a 3 hour decant at minimum. A lot of great material here. — 8 days ago
Cherry, dirt & soil. Unexpected tannin & spice. — 3 hours ago
Pureté du fruit, grande bouteille! Simplement!!!🎉 — 2 days ago