2011 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru "Genevrières" (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(from a 1974 planting): Good pale yellow. Enticing aromas of peach, pear and white flowers. At once juicy and creamy, with an aromatic hazelnut quality adding interest to the ripe stone fruit flavors. Tactile and expansive wine with a restrained sweetness and excellent saline length. As these vines age, says Prost, they're giving riper fruit without loss of nervosite.
The Meursault Genevrières, very aromatic, shows herbs, apple and flowers in a rich, open yet structured and tense frame, with fine length and lingering chalkiness
Eight to 12 months in barrel, up to 15% new. More creamy than Les Clous and the citrus rings out more clearly with a limey edge. Oak is evident on the palate but not dominant. More depth and length than Les Clous. 17/20 points.
Always my personal favorite from the Bouchard line-up of Meursaults. Coming from two parcels both in the desirable upper portion of the vineyard, this has a fascinating floral quality about it, with minerality and focus. The main thing I noticed is the terrific sense of tension iand life n this wine. Rich, long and complete. Yum. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 02/2013)