90 Pts Allen Meadows - Burghound
"In contrast to the first two wines, this is very discreet aromatically with citrus-infused notes that introduce rich, sweet and utterly delicious and quite forward flavors that possess ample mid-palate fat and a concentrated, firm and almost tannic finish. This is pretty if short of profound." 90 Points - Allen Meadows - Burghound
"There's clarity to the apple, citrus and mineral flavors. Balanced, with moderate intensity. Just lacks an extra dimension to make this really sing. Drink now through 2014. 22 cases imported." 89 Points - Wine Spectator
"Les Charmes is considered the archetype of Meursault wines. It is a rich, round and powerful wine, a perfect accompaniment to calfâs sweetbread as well as fish, poultry and white meat with cream. You may drink it young within three to five years in order to enjoy the combination of fruit and unctuosity. It will take five to seven years for this wine, however, to develop all of its power and finesse. " -Winery
"Situated south of Dijon in the dÃ©partement of Cote-d'Or, Meursault is a Burgundian village in the heart of the Cote de Beaune and famous for its great white wines and its subtle, tender and elegant reds. It has a population of 1,600 inhabitants and a surface area of 1,622 ha, 1,005 of which are AOC vineyards (appellations of controlled origin) and planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Aligote vines."
"Meursault is the commercial center of the four communes comprising that part of the Cote de Beaune known as the "Cote des Blancs," so named for the quality and predominance of its white wines. The communes of Meursault, Blagny, Chassagne and Puligny define this four-mile strip characterized by a patchwork of chalky soils ideally suited to the Chardonnay grape."
"Of the 1,138 acres of vineyards, predominantly planted in white vines, which fall in the three classifications Meursault, Meursault Premier Cru, and Meursault-Blagny, approximately 30 percent are ranked premier cru. These thirteen premier crus are situated in six "climats" cutting a wide path through the center of Meursault northward from the border of Puligny; four in Blagny, also along the Puligny border to the west of Meursault; and three along the northern edge of Meursault at its border with Volnay."
"Meursault-Charmes lies at the southern end of the commune on the border of Puligny-Montrachet, on the slope below PerriÃ¨res and adjacent to Les GenevriÃ¨res. The largest of Meursault's premiers crus by a considerable margin, it covers 77 acres in the parcels of Les Charmes-Dessus (the upper parcel), with 35 acres, and Les Charmes-Dessous (the lower parcel), with 42 acres. The soils of Les Charmes, due to their lower position on the slope, are richer and heavier than the thin, stony soils of Les PerriÃ¨res above it, and yields the most typical Meursault premier cru." -Importer