2012 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Porusot

SKU #1273619 90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Here too very strong reduction completely flattens the fruit. There is excellent volume, intensity, power and muscle to the full-on and frank medium weight plus flavors that possess both saline and citrus elements on the clean, bone dry and moderately austere finish. As is usually the case with this wine it won't win any awards for refinement but the depth and persistence of the finish are most impressive.  (6/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru le Porusot comes from two parcels and offers a more tertiary bouquet at the moment, quite granitic and linear, aloof but direct. The palate is very well balanced on the entry and comes at you like an express train. Not a subtle Meursault but why should it be? This just delivers spiced citric fruit that like the Tessons, fans out on a very intense and energetic, lemongrass-tinged finish. This may merit a higher evaluation down the line. (NM)  (10/2014)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pale silver-yellow. Some obvious vanillin oak on the nose (Roulot ages his premier crus in 25% to 30% new oak), along with ripe aromas of apple and honey. Saline and dense, with lovely restrained sweetness to the ripe orchard fruit, honey and spice flavors. The tactile finish features dusty spices but not quite the cut or minerality of the Tessons. (ST)  (9/2014)

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