2012 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru "Clos Des Bouchères"

SKU #1302677 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Meursault Clos des Boucheres has referenced the 'clos' on the label since the 2011 vintage. Jean-Marc told me that the clos tends to produce a more elegant wine than 'Boucheres' although there is different rootstock, so it probably a combination of those two factors. The 2012 has a slightly more herbaceous bouquet than the Porusot, with touches of nettle and Japanese mirin – introspective, bashful at first but growing in confidence in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a slight viscosity on the entry, a little more phenolic, with almond, hints of fennel and lemongrass. This is a totally absorbing and cerebral Meursault. (NM)  (10/2014)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A gorgeous, elegant and pure nose offers up aromas of white flowers, citrus rind, pear, apple and discreet mineral notes. The ultra-refined and intense middle weight flavors possess excellent delineation before culminating in a relatively dry, linear and focused finish that displays real drive. This strikingly pretty and well-balanced effort is an exercise in harmony and finesse with a delicate mouth feel. While this will probably be approachable after only 5 to 7 years, it should be capable of repaying up to a decade of cellar time.  (6/2015)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Ripe apple and honey on the slightly reduced nose. Round, plump and rich, boasting lovely sweetness and volume to its apple and yellow stone fruit flavors. The rich, sweet, persistent finish gives this premier cru plenty of early appeal. (ST)  (9/2014)

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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.