A mild trace of wood set off the petrol, citrus and softly phenolic (think olive oil) scented nose. There is good volume and richness to the relatively refined middle weight flavors that culminate in a lilting, stony and detailed finale where about the only nit is a hint of warmth. NOTE: This understated effort required more than 24 hours of air before it began to drink well, in fact it was borderline unpleasant for the first several hours. In sum, if you're going to buy this it absolutely must be cellared because if not I predict that you will be disappointed.
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.