Debut vintage of this very small production little low key star wine a Girard. Right below the Corton-Charlemagne in pricing. Stunning nose of meyer lemon, hint of sweet wood, mineral, saline, stunningly pure and deep aromas. It’s so expressive but also in that classic Girard super transparent way. It’s so Meursault. The nose is indescribable. Haunting, classic and beautiful and most important it’s an open knit nose unlike the Corton Charlie which needs 5 years to become drinkable. This is raring to go. Palate is racy, opulent and super mineral. It’s so distinct. Huge concentration and also stunning levels of a wall of flavor of minerality and sweet lime and lemon. Incredible texture and super racy and vivacious. It’s such a classic Meursault in that it’s got all the buttery richness, all the intense rocky minerality and salinity, but also the grace, finesse and elegance of the Girard style. This is an accomplished wine and a great debut and an important new wine in the Girard lineup. — 10 hours ago
Stunning nose. Perfectly ripened mid-season cherries and loads of just perfect undergrowth. Also hints of very fine tweed jacket. A lipstick like intensity. Like a new Brioni. Gorgeous violets and other complex floral notes. Hints of citrus. This is just singing. Really stunning. It’s so clean and airy and just super Savigny. So pure and so dare I say it, Delectable. Palate is wonderful. So lifting with crunchy, ripe and gorgeous mid season sour and red cherry fruit. So vivid and detailed. Terrific inner mouth aromas of underbrush, violets, other floral notes and loads of crunchy cherry and even ripe cranberry fruit. Long and delineated with amazing energy and precision. Long, detailed with that perfect Burgundian finish of earth, mineral, cherry fruit, flowers and undergrowth. Superbly fine and refined tannins with lovely freshness than really pushes this finish to the next level. There is a tiny bit of rugged tannin on the finish which will resolve with age. — 3 hours ago
Serious cellar potential, and that is probably where this one belongs for awhile. Very primary, dense, juicy and structured. Crunchy wild berries, gravelly mineral character and slightly herbaceous. This bottling needs more time than even the grand reserve Juliénas because of its much shorter elevage and early release time. It will surely reward, but showing some mutedness now.
*Day 3* Already considerably more rewarding. The tannin structure is muscular but supple, and there is more mid palate density and clarity. Showing some dried fruit aromas at this stage, but not to the point of feeling tired. I’m more confident that this will drink well in 2021 or perhaps 2020. — 12 days ago
Very enjoyable super crisp Riesling with electric acidity and a touch of sweetness. Paired perfectly with my spicy tofu veggie dinner. — 3 months ago