2014 Domaine Latour-Giraud Meursault 1er Cru "Genevrieres"
The 2015 Moulin-à-Vent 'Les Trois Roches' from Domaine du Vissoux is another absolutely stellar example of the vintage from Pierre-Marie Chermette, coming in at 13.5 percent octane and offering up all of the depth and intensity of the vintage, without sacrificing any of the customary Vissoux precision and purity. The stunning nose is youthful, but oh, so promising, as it delivers scents of sweet cassis, black cherries, espresso, violets, dark soil tones, a touch of licorice, gamebird, woodsmoke and lead pencil. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and seamlessly balanced, with ripe tannins, laser-like focus, a superb core and a very, very long, soildriven and still quite youthful finish. If one wanted a prime example of a 2015 that might replicate the longevity of the finest 1947s, this would be it, as it has stunning concentration, tied to impeccable balance and plenty of structural integrity. 2022-2075.
Pale yellow. Very rich, oily aromas of fresh apricot, spices, vanilla and toast convey excellent purity and depth. Plush but bright in the mouth, displaying terrific energy and lift to its orchard fruit and spice flavors. Very densly packed and classic. Finishes with a touch of tannic firmness and excellent lift. A real essence of Meursault. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This also displays just enough reduction to warrant a good aeration but not so much as to completely hide the discreet spice elements. The gorgeously textured and refined middle weight flavors display a bit more minerality on the opulent yet perfectly well-balanced finale that delivers outstanding length. This is really very stylish and while it should be capable of rewarding up to a decade of cellaring it's not so backward that it couldn't be approached after only a few years of bottle age.