2006 Domaine Pierre Matrot Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes" (Elsewhere $60)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A very fresh nose that is distinctly exotic in character gives way to round and exceptionally rich medium-bodied flavors that carry the illusion of sweetness onto the beautifully complex and seductive finish. This isn't classic in style but it's delicious and stylish in its fashion.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Matrot 2006 Meursault Charmes smells and tastes of ripe white peaches drenched in honey and brown spices, with bitter grapefruit rind and lemon pip accents adding a pleasing contrast to the sense of sweetness engendered by high ripeness and glycerin. Creamy and enveloping, this is deeply rich and savory, harboring some real mystery, yet without obtrusive heat from its 14.8% alcohol. (DS)
Sweet lemon cream. Very charming. Yes! I’d defy anyone not to love this as an early maturing Meursault. Quite powerful, but not hot!
When I tasted this wine with Thierry, I was surprised at how hedonistic it was, with sweet fruit and a lush mid-palate. This is seductive Meursault to be consumed, rather than put away for a decade. But that is something I am happy to have on hand. Thanks to a very special purchase from the importer, we have this at a terrific price, more than 35% off of the original. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 10/08)