2014 Domaine Roulot Meursault Villages (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1269407 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Meursault Village is mainly fruit from Clos de la Baronne supplemented by three smaller parcels that represent around 20% of the final blend. It has a brisk, stony, slightly reserved bouquet with touches of Granny Smith, granite and limestone. The palate is fresh and lively on the entry with a keen thread of acidity, and a slight bitter edge that appears on the mid-palate but coalescing nicely towards the tender finish. You will find few Meursault Village as good as this (apart from down the road at Coche perhaps). (NM)  (12/2015)

88-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Here too the reduction is sufficient to make reading the nose difficult as all that can be discerned are citrus nuances. On the plus side there is a really lovely texture to the attractively punchy middle weight flavors that presently don't have quite the depth that I'm used to seeing though there is fine persistence. More complexity will almost certainly develop provided this is given a few years of bottle age.  (6/2016)

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