2014 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru "Perrières" (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières, raised in a judicious 15% new French oak, has a powerful, punchy bouquet that puts the Genevrières 2014 in the shade. This races out of the blocks with dried pineapple, citrus and stony notes, quite extravagant and whilst not delivering the same killer level of mineralité as others, it does put a smile on your face. The palate is well balanced with a keen line of acidity, just a hint of lemon zest flanked by dried apricot and grilled walnut notes. It gambols along to what feels like quite an intense finish. This is excellent...brash but excellent. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This is very firmly reduced at present and it seems sufficiently firm that I would not be inclined to open a bottle before allowing at least a few years of bottle age. On the plus side there is excellent mid-palate concentration to the intensely mineral-driven flavors that possess cuts-like-a-knife delineation, all wrapped in an overtly saline and tension-filled finale that is dry to the point of mild austerity. This beauty is clearly built to age and note well that it is going to need it.
(like the Genevrières, this was almost finished with its malolactic fermentation at the end of May): Cloudy, pale yellow-green. Slightly metallic aromas of apple, lime leaf and spearmint. Offers an attractive sweet touch but the saline flavors of crushed herbs and white pepper are quite tight today. Weber vinified three plots together because quantities were so low in 2014. Hard to judge today owing to its remaining malic acidity.-Stephen Tanzer writing for Vinous.com
15% new oak. Dense with a hint of the marzipan I normally associate with Corton-Charlemagne! Strong edge of acidity and lots of chew. Full-bodied (for a 2014). (JR)