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Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Burghound.com, 91 International Wine Cellar
Region: Burgundy, France
Item no. 123181
Seductive, lush and ample, with slightly lower acidity than other Meursault Premiers Crus, this wine offers ripe peach and apricot aromas and flavors in a fat, velvety texture.
Jadot's 2010 Meursault Charmes is rich, explosive and powerful. I can see the temptation to drink the Charmes early as it is quite expressive, but the wine really needs time to settle down. Endless layers of fruit build to the huge, dramatic finish. This is a decidedly large-scaled wine, even within the context of Charmes.
Strong sulfur renders the nose almost unreadable and about all that can be discerned is that the underlying fruit appears ripe. There is good volume to the rich, mouth coating and delicious medium weight flavors that offer outstanding intensity along with excellent length. If this can add depth in bottle it should be excellent. Barrel Sample: 89-92
Bright, green-tinged yellow. Subdued aromas of apricot and hazelnut. Plenty ripe but dry, with enticing scents of silex, bamboo and wild herbs. A bit sullen today, but minerally, silky and persistent. Rating: 91(+?)