2012 Domaine Roulot Meursault "Les Vireuils"
Smoke and spice aromas augment the lime blossom and acacia flavors in this firm, juicy white. Lemon and apple notes add a fruit component. Balanced, echoing mineral and spice details on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Meursault Les Vireuils has a very complex bouquet with chalk dust, lemon balm and hints of Provençal wild herbs: very well defined and engaging. The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity, hints of melon and white peach with a strict but vibrant citrus and mineral finish. This is one of Jean-Marc’s best 2012s this year. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
An elegant nose features aromas of acacia blossom, citrus rind and mineral reduction. There is an intense salinity to the energetic, cool and intense middle weight flavors that are tightly wound around a core of minerality, all wrapped in a precise and textured finish that is presently mildly edgy but not especially austere. While the balance isn't perfect today my sense is that it's the abundant gas that is imparting an edge to the finish rather than under ripe phenolics and thus my range offers the benefit of the doubt. This should more than amply reward 5 to 7 years of cellar time.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Reticent stony aromas and flavors of lime, menthol and minerals. Then surprisingly fleshy and subtly sweet in the mouth but without quite the cut promised by the nose. Finishes with good lingering menthol minerality. (ST)