My favourite producer of Meursault. Jean-Marc Roulot is also a lovely chap as well as making great wines. His wines are made in quite a reductive style, so they don’t normally have the problem of premature oxidation that some white Burgundies show. We tasted some 2004s from bottle and some 2005s from cask.
Bourgogne Blanc 2004
Lots of fresh lemony fruit. Good fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced. A bit simple, but alright in its way.
Monthelie Premier Cru Champs Fulliots 2004
Nice fruit and good acidity. Not much more complexity than the Bourgogne. It is a bit more oaky, though, and I think it is a bit more concentrated. A nice drink.
Meursault les Vireuils 2004
Lovely fruit on the nose, great minerality too. It has a really long finish of minerality and fruit. Very well balanced and stylish.
Meursault Tillets 2004
This seems a bit oakier, but the creamy minerality dominates the nose. The palate has impeccable balance and harmony, it sings a song of balance and deep loveliness. Good concentration and great complexity.
Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir 2004
Seems a lot oakier but it is still balanced with the fruit. It is very mineral with great concentration and a bucket load of finesse. Quite beautiful, quite lovely.
Meursault Premier Cru Charmes 2004
Much riper and bigger on the nose. The palate is quite big too, but the balance is just superb. This is not heavy or ponderous in any way. Real complexity here, real style too. Crivens!
Bourgogne Rouge 2004
Light nose of red fruit with a hint of greenness. Nice fruit on the palate. It is quite light. Nice enough for a Bourgogne Rouge.
Bourgogne Blanc 2005
Still a bit malo-affected. Quite ripe and fat. It has got a bit of gas still. For a Bourgogne Blanc il y a du monde au balcon!
Meursault Tillets 2005
A bit reduced and gassy. Smells quite ripe. The palate has good ripeness, but still seems very balanced. Still quaquaversal, but I am impressed.
Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir 2005
Very gassy still, but there is plenty of fruit underneath. Good ripeness and acidity on the palate. It shows good minerality as well. This is going to be really good.
Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir 2001
Very peachy nose, quite ripe and powerful. It still has a great minerality and lovely acidity. It is very harmonious and has great length. For a ‘deuxieme cru’ this is superb.