There is a touch of matchstick character on the more floral-scented nose of mineral reduction, acacia blossom and lemongrass that is trimmed in discreet oak. The medium-bodied flavors possess excellent drive and an abundance of sap on the clean, chiseled, bone-dry and tightly wound finale. This classy, focused and powerful effort is impeccably well-balanced and should age accordingly. Note: from two different parcels, a large one with 45+ year old vines that is only 50 yards from Genevrières and a second, smaller one with 20+ year old vines just above Charmes
The 2018 Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru has a very classy bouquet with the most mineralité of all the Premier Crus, as you might expect. Very precise, it is more immediate than the Charmes, featuring crisp acidity and hints of ginger and fennel. Very harmonious yet powerful on the clinically precise finish. The manner in which this lingers in the mouth is entrancing. A killer Meursault deserving of long-term aging.
The 2018 Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru rivets you to the spot with crushed pebble and crushed limestone scents that could only really originate from this vineyard. Such intensity! The beautifully balanced palate delivers a fabulous line of acidity, notes of orange zest and white peach and a stunning crescendo toward the finish, which shows amazing persistence. A Les Perrières with class. Brilliant.
Offering up aromas of citrus oil, white flowers, crisp green apple and freshly baked bread, the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières is medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with good depth, concentration and tension at the core, concluding with a long and precise finish. Tasted from barrel side by side with the 2017 Perrières from bottle, the 2018 isn't as textural, and its bouquet doesn't display the musky aromatic top notes that mark the 2017—but it promises to be every bit as compelling.