Meursault Premier Cru Charmes 2009 - Case of 6
Don't Get Fooled Again
Burgundy is such a capricious temptress to the lover of fine wine. With entry level prices around £30 for the non-village Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines of the good producers, this is not a cheap game to play But I have to say that I have had more dissapointing Burgundy than any other premium wine. In recent years there has been a huge problem with early oxidization of even newish vintages. And the trouble is that it is not easy to spot. White wine inevitable darkens as it ages. Oxidized wine takes on a deep dark yellow palour, but it's not easy to see, especially through tinted or thick glass. I hasten to add that this wine was not oxidixed, Just thin, lacking fruit and body and probably worth about £8 a bottle in real terms. Normally Charmes is a safe bet, but this is a crazy price for what this cuvee is; much safer to stick to Macon, Saint Veran or Rully, unless you really know what you are getting.
07 April 2013