I’d like to wish all of my readers a happy new year. I hope you will be drinking fabulously well tonight; I know I will be.
Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir 2000, Jean-Marc Roulot
A beautiful nose of flowers, honey, lemons and nuts all framed within the most subtle seasoning of oak. It has a good creamy minerality to it. This smells very harmonious and elegant. The palate has serious concentration of flavour, layers of deliciousness, but is very refined and light to medium-bodied. The nuttiness and lemon fruit are very present on the palate, with a seriously long nutty, mineral finish. The flavours are marvellously detailed, but integrated to form a coherent and wonderful whole. This is a truly excellent bottle of Meursault that, whilst drinking extremely well now, has a long and glorious future ahead of it. I chortle with glee to think I am on M. Roulot’s private clients’ list. Ho ho ho.