Vinous – 91-93
(12.8% natural alcohol; 20% lost to frost): Pale medium-yellow. Expressive nose combines lemon zest, lime, flowers, banana, passion fruit and mango. Then surprisingly strong and brisk on entry, displaying serious mid-palate thickness cut by firm mineral-driven acidity. This rather suave, sexy 2016 finishes with an impression of dusty minerality and lovely lift.
Robert Parker – 89-91
“The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières was produced in exactly the same quantity as in 2015. Matured in 25% new oak, it has a perfumed bouquet with white peach and hazelnut aromas, perhaps needing a little more tension and terroir expression to come through. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine, quite steely opening. It feels harmonious and precise, although I would seek more mineralité to be on display on the finish.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030