Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault les Gruyaches 2007
popped and poured. awesome nose of citrus and stones. The palate is very ripe and full with good cut and grip as well- great balance. Not as minerally as I expected, more on the fruit side, but a delicious drink.
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Pale bright yellow. Delicate, complex aromas of lemon, dusty stone, flowers and white pepper. Juicy and intense, with bracing acidity keeping the lemon zest and floral flavors under wraps today. More structured and less forward and sexy now than the Chevalieres, but this dense, old-viney Meursault is refined, pure and very long. I’d give it at least three or four years to open, at which point it may merit an even higher rating.
The 2010 Meursault Gruyaches caresses the palate with expressive white and yellow stone fruit, smoke, ash, slate and graphite. The depth and centeredness of the 2010 are quite striking. Mineral notes cut straight through the fruit, yet this remains a round, sensual wine with considerable early appeal. This parcel was planted in 1928. Anticipated maturity: 2012+.
Chalky and alkaline notes announce themselves here already in the nose, while fresh lime, white peach, celery root, toasted hazelnut, lightly caramelized parsnip, and milled grain make for a complex amalgam of quite disparate but not discordant elements. This finishes with a shimmering, mouth-shaking sense of mineral-fruit exchange that this vintage can bring, and with saliva-inducing penetration. Fichet opines that it needs 4ndash;5 years to really harmonize, and based on my thus far limited experience with older bottles, Irsquo;d predict it will surely still give pleasure 6ndash;8 years from now.
Good bright yellow. Subdued aromas of orange, lemon and vanilla. Rich and sweet but firm, thanks to a lovely core of acidity. Offers a silky texture but also plenty of energy to the lemon and mineral flavors. Very nicely balanced and concentrated Meursault.
Complex aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, stone and vanilla. Fat, dense and very ripe, conveying a creamy old-vines richness leavened by firm acidity. The pineapple fruit is complicated by floral and spice notes.
Good bright yellow. Subdued aromas of orange, lemon and vanilla. Rich and sweet but firm, thanks to a lovely core of acidity. Offers a silky texture but also plenty of energy to the lemon and mineral flavors. Very nicely balanced and concentrated Meursault. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 09, Stephen Tanzer