2013 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru "Perrières" (Pre-Arrival)
Among the whites, three premiers crus from Meursault show outstanding potential, the austere, racy and intense chalk-infused Perrières (92–95 points, non-blind).
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Meursault 1er Cru les Perrières has an attractive austerity on the nose, well defined, and actually capturing the essence of Perrières better than some of the more famous producers. The palate is crisp and precise with a keen line of acidity, well-integrated oak and a touch of grilled walnut and salinity toward the long finish. Bravo! This is very well-executed Perrières. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A subtle application of wood easily allows the elegant, pure and airy aromas of floral, citrus and wet stone where a hint of Asian style tea lurks in the background. There is plenty of mineral character to the beautifully well-detailed, intense and delicious middle weight flavors that conclude in an impressively long and palate coating finish. This is not especially complex at present and I would suggest acquiring this only if you have the express intention of holding it for at least 5 years.
Precise aromas and flavors of yellow fruits, clove and ginger accented by a peppery quality. Very smooth and open, conveying lovely sweetness and breadth but not the same mineral energy as the young 2014. This pliant wine finishes with sneaky length. Carrying about 13.2% alcohol after chaptalization. (ST)