2014 Domaine Paul Pernot Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru "La Piece Sous le Bois"

SKU #1237866 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A cool, airy and spicy nose features notes of pear, anise, floral and lemon zest. There is good richness and body to the attractively textured medium weight flavors that possess a caressing mouth feel before delivering fine length on the balanced finish where hints of bitter lemon and wood appear. This should drink well young but repay 5 to 8 years of cellaring. Drink from 2020+  (6/2016)

90 points Vinous

 Pale yellow-green. Nuanced but restrained aromas of minerals, spearmint and crushed stone reminded me more of Puligny than of Meursault (Pernot called the nose "timid"). Broad and nicely balanced, showing a slight greenness to the flavors of lime blossom and mint. Displays some Meursault-typical fat but finishes with a faintly bitter edge. (ST)  (5/2015)

K&L Notes

Stephen Tanzer on Pernot's 2014 vintage: " 'Very well balanced wines from healthy grapes' was Paul Pernot's description of his 2014s. 'There wasn't much juice in the grapes, so we made less than in 2013. But our yields are never low.' Both years have good acidity, he added, but there's more in 2014. And sugar levels in the grapes were high (around 13.5%), and some wines were not chaptalized. As is usually the case here, the malolactic fermentations of the 2014s had finished by December and the wines had been racked in late winter or early spring." (05/2015)

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Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/27/2016 | Send Email
One of the many cool things about working at K&L is the chance to taste wines that I had no previous experience with. Case in point, I had never tried white Burgundy before working here, and now I have become a huge fan. This Meusault has lovely smoke and fruit on the nose. Wet stone, weighty body, and rich fruit shine in this wine. A touch of oak leads to a long lingering finish. This was a beautiful wine to taste.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/11/2016 | Send Email
This fantastic Meursault is certainly the best that we have at this price! The Blagny La Piece Sous Le Bois stood out when we tasted it with Michel Pernot at the property for its creamy, pineapple-like aromas and flavors and great upfront richness. This does the Burgundy trick, with plenty of size on the palate, but a completely dry, mineral-driven finish. Wow!

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- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5