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Brook’s best of the 2011 vintage Perrières 1er Cru, Meursault Porusots 1er Cru, Meursault Bouchères 1er Cru, Meursault Clos de la Barre, Meursault Santenots 1er Cru, Volnay
Muted nose showing a light smokiness. Very rich and full-bodied, powerful and taut, with considerable force and concentration. Mineral and grainy, but has elegance and exceptional length.
Price: £180 (ib 2010) Marc Fine Wines, Stone Vine & Sun
Lafon’s first vintage from Porusots, yielding 4,000 bottles. Surprisingly honeyed and apricot nose. Rich and forceful, this is packed with fruit, grip, energy and minerality. Power and drive, leading to a very long mineral finish.
Price: N/A UK www.comtes-lafon.fr
The first vintage of this cru, yielding just 1,800 bottles. Muted lime nose is a bit earthy. Suave, concentrated and sleek palate with fine acidity. It’s poised and balanced with a long, delicate finish.
Price: N/A UK comtes-lafon.fr
Fairly closed nose that is quite mineral. Creamy, full-bodied and voluptuous but still has fine acidity, giving a citric finish. Good length.
Price: £80-£100 (2010) Albany Vintners, Bordeaux Index, Hedonism, Nickolls & Perks, Noel Young, Woodwinters
Perfumed and elegant cherry and floral notes. Fine palate of red fruit is delicate yet very concentrated, with charming and persistent red-fruit flavours. Lifted, with a long finish.
Price: £75.83(ib) Fine & Rare
Perrières 1er Cru, Meursault
Porusots 1er Cru, Meursault
Bouchères 1er Cru, Meursault
Clos de la Barre, Meursault
Santenots 1er Cru, Volnay