Meursault premiers crus 2010
Henri de Villamont, Caillerets
Decanter average score: 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18.5 GD 18.5 SS 18.5
De Villamont is an established domaine, founded in 1880, and best known as a négociant. The firm is based in Savigny-lès-Beaune, where most of its 10ha are located. Its wines are well known in Switzerland, as the company is owned by Schenk, a major wine producer based there, with brands throughout Europe, butit has a lower profile in Britain. Caillerets is a 1ha premier cru close to Volnay, planted with Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay.
SB Sprightly, tangy nose, very mineral and reminiscent of Chablis with green apples and moderate oak. Plump, generous fruit and considerable depth of flavour, all supported by fine acidity. Mouthwatering and long.
GD Inviting yellow peach and oatmeal. The palate is textured with lovely, crushed sea shell minerals and warmth in the middle. Ripe stone fruits and toasty, balanced oak. This is a wine with lots of complexity and depth.
SS Concentrated, lemony nose with good depth and phenolic nuttiness. Ripe natural fruit on the palate and seems fleshier than its 12.5% alcohol would suggest. Very well-made wine. Impressive now with great potential.
Price N/A UK hdv.fr
Decanter judges: Stephen Brook, Gearoid Devaney MS and Steven Spurrier