2015 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault "Narvaux"

SKU #1331789 89-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 An interesting nose consists of lemon-lime, petrol and spiced apple aromas. Once again there is a really lovely texture to the caressing and sappy medium weight flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the mildly austere and relatively dry finish. This is a very fine Meursault villages and worth a look.  (6/2017)

91 points Decanter

 Notes of ripe pear, hazelnut and oatmeal are the prelude to an attractive Meursault Narvaux showing good concentration, freshness and minerality, which only suffered by comparison to their stunning Chassagne Caillerets which preceded it.Drinking Window 2018 - 2035.(WK)  (2/2017)

89-91 points Vinous

 Colin picked this fruit on the fourth day of the harvest, which he described as "possibly a bit late"): Strong white peach and nectarine aromas accented by anise and white pepper. More plump and sweet than most of the preceding wines from Chassagne and Puligny, and a bit warm in spite of the fact that its alcohol is not quite 13%. Nicely concentrated, and lifted by a peppery nuance (and some CO2), but doesn't quite come alive today. Will this show more personality by the time it goes into bottle?(ST)  (9/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Meursault Les Narvaux has an upfront, quite extroverted bouquet with marzipan and nutmeg-tinged citrus fruit, a little raucous but there is nothing wrong with that. The palate is well balanced with orange cordial and tangerine notes, nicely balanced, although I feel that the warmth of the growing season just shaved away a little definition on the finish.(NM)  (4/2017)

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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.