2013 Louis Jadot Meursault 1er Cru "Perrières"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Notes of mineral reduction, dried flowers, wet stone and soft wood nuances precede intensely mineral-driven, delineated and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess solid power on the focused, sappy and impressively persistent finish. The mouth feel is quite sleek and the natural class of a fine Perrières is definitely in evidence.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Meursault 1er Cru les Perrieres has a bashful, reserved bouquet at the moment (the Genevrieres '13 is far more expressive), although it is delineated and focused with cold wet stone/marine notes loitering in the distance. The palate is very well balanced with a crisp line of acidity. Here, the propitious nature of the vineyard finally comes through and it is bridled with great energy and vivacity on the finish, with citrus peel, lemongrass and tangerine all lighting up the aftertaste. This deserves several years in bottle. Like last year, I sectioned off two morning sessions to taste through the complete range of Louis Jadot’s Côte d’Or wines. That’s over 100 wines and so I prefer to not rush, spend my time diligently tasting and comparing each one in the presence of winemaker Frédéric Barnier and then on the second morning accompanied by proprietor Pierre-Henry Gagey, fresh from a ten-day fasting in Germany and positively bounding with positivity. With such a plethora of vineyards under their wing, both owned and rented, both gentlemen have a birds-eye view of how Burgundy performed in the vintage.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright yellow. Alluring scents and flavors of white peach, almond blossom, lavender and fleur de sel.Rich and voluminous, showing enticing sweetness but with crushed-stone minerality giving austerity and grip to the long, rising finish. This is Perrières du Haut.