2014 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru "Genevrières" (Pre-Arrival)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding* The pungent nose combines reduction and as yet unabsorbed sulfur so be sure to decant this if you're going to open a bottle in the name of "science". The palate impression of the wonderfully refined middle weight flavors manages to be at once notably rich while retaining good delineation while simultaneously delivering excellent depth and persistence on the well-balanced finale. This is focused but not especially tight or austere and this should drink reasonably well after only a few years of cellaring.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières spent 11 months in barrel using 10% to 15% new wood. Now this is a level up from the Les Clous 2014 (as it should be) with walnut and smoke filtering through on the nose that is very "Genevrières." The palate is well balanced with subtle tropical fruit (guava and apricot, a hint of quince), matched by a fine line of acidity and a composed, lightly spiced finish that tingles in the mouth. This is a lovely Meurault Genevrières from Bouchard Père. (NM)
Bright, light yellow. Peachy fruit salad, lavender and crushed stone on the vibrant nose and palate (very good choice of harvest date here!). Concentrated and sweet, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the wine. Strong mineral extract leads to a satisfyingly saline, fine-grained finish with noteworthy persistence. Tactile yet seamless wine with lovely balance and an element of power. But lay it down for a few years. (ST)
A rich, buttery style, with underlying peach, apple and baking spice flavors. Lush and open, with the acidity gaining ground on the long, spicy finish. (BS)