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    976
  • Producer ranking ?

    29
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    salmon with a mild butter sauce

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This parcel was planted in three different stages, the oldest by Auguste Morey, the next by Pierre Morey and the third by Dominique Lafon. Very well situated in the upper part of 'Les Charmes', the last vines at the south of the appellation next to ' Puligny Combettes'. It faces due east, is relatively deep clay and limestone (argilo-calcaire) with very crumbly rock deep down. The grapes ripen well and the wines are always powerful though never falling into the heavy wine bracket. Production is even, between 40 and 50 hl, accidents excepted
 

Appellation Meursault Charmes Premier Cru
Parcel Charmes du Dessus
Exposure East
Surface area 1 ha 71 ares
Gradient 0 à1%
Plantation dates 1946, 1963, 1996
Rootstock 161-49
Graft Mass selection and clones (CL 117, 95, 119, 124, 548)

 

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The 2009 Meursault Charmes is sumptuous, sweet and layered, yet also possesses striking minerality and nuance, all of which make for a complete, totally harmonious wine. The best is saved for last, as the Charmes turns positively explosive on the finish. The Charmes is made from three parcels. Anticipated maturity: 2015+. Dominique Lafon's 2009s are just as stunning from bottle as they were when I tasted them in cask earlier this year. Lafon is one of the most thoughtful growers in Burgundy. Along with a group of his colleagues, Lafon is among the producers who has basically re-examined every aspect of the way he makes wine in response to the problem of premature oxidation. today's wines spend more time on their lees, but that is just one of many changes that have taken place here over the last few years. Except as noted, I tasted the 2009s from bottle. The 2009 Charmes, Perrieres and Montrachet were bottled in May, 2011. I also tasted all of the 2010s from barrel. The Meursault, Clos de la Barre and Goutte d-Or weren't showing well, while the Meursault premier crus and the Montrachet were all sublime. 

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Soft, ripe, flowery nose. Some development. A touch of H2S as well as SO2. Medium-full body. Plenty of fruit. Good grip, if slightly lumpy. Positive finish. Will develop. Good plus.

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Beaune, Burgundy

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