2014 Domaine Roulot Meursault "Tessons - Clos de Mon Plaisir" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1278349 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir has a taut and linear nose that is very intense with aeration; this is a Meursault that is loaded with mineralité. The palate is fresh and vibrant, a little fatness here, very concentrated with hints of apricot and passion fruit on the shimmering finish, then a dab of sea salt on the aftertaste. What a great Meursault Tessons from Jean-Marc Roulot.  (10/2015)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Firm reduction completely flattens the nose. Otherwise there is terrific volume to the bigger, richer and more powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess a highly seductive, even caressing mouth feel while displaying outstanding length for a villages level Meursault. This is a bit more elegant than it usually is at this early stage and should age effortlessly well yet be approachable after only 3 to 4 years of bottle age.  (6/2016)

92 points Vinous

 Ripe stone fruits, lemon and lime on the bright nose and palate. Juicy, sappy and light on its feet, conveying terrific energy and inner-mouth definition. Finishes adamantly dry, classic and very long. Like most of Roulot's lieu-dit bottlings in 2014, this wine shows premier cru intensity and class, not to mention very good aging potential.  (9/2016)

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