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Les notes du Wine Advocate de Robert Parker pour le millésime 2007.

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   Catherine and Patrick Essa’s new reception, crush, and storage facilities are now completed and they have expanded through control of significant additional acreage in Les Boucheres and Gouttes d’Or. Patrick Essa's approach (like that of his father-in-law Michel Buisson) seemed ideal for restraining any over-the-top tendencies of vintage 2006, but the 2007s here are also very successful, if slightly less obviously imposing. Readers are encouraged to consult my report in issue 180 for further details on the approach taken at this under-rated estate that produces consistently age-worthy Meursault.


    The Buisson-Charles 2007 Meursault Vieilles Vignes – which received the same 14 months of elevage (close to 13 of them in barrel) as the estate’s single vineyard bottlings – now represents an assemblage from diverse and complimentary sites, most notably (from south to north) Pellans (adjacent to Charmes); Millerandes (a considerable distance below Poruzots); and Meix Chavaux and Vereuils (high up, in the direction of Auxey). The estate still sells their non-cru Meursault from younger vines to negociants. Linden flower, honeysuckle, fresh lime, and white peach inform a nose that could almost be that of a Riesling, and the delicacy and refinement of this wine on the palate is consistent with that impression. A subtle suggestion of creaminess, along with notes of lightly-toasted hazelnut, alkalinity, and wet stone – all of which emerge as the wine takes on air – pulls toward the classic Meursault axis. Persistent floral notes and a hint of bitter-sweet orange zest add to the allure of a refreshing and buoyant, if understated finish. To the extent that 15% new wood is evident – and I find a mere trace of resin and lanolin here – Essa’s opinion is that this should always disappear into the fabric of the wine within 2-3 years or else he has misjudged his regimen. (For the record, he rather unorthodoxly favors lightly-toasted Vosges oak barriques.) Expect this to perform well for at least 5-7 years. 90

 

Picked, as it happens, on the same day as that of his friend Jean-Philippe Fichet, Essa’s 2007 Meursault Les Tessons reflects pungent, bitter-sweet, and in the context of white Burgundy downright exotic floral and citrus aromas and flavors. Orange blossom, candied apricot, and orange zest seem to be typical for this site, and may be traceable to the high incidence of individual vines whose tiny shot berries taste Muscat-like, a phenomenon familiar in California from the traditional Wente selection of Chardonnay. Luscious pineapple, tinged with toasted hazelnut and fruit pit bitterness further inform this wine’s creamy yet vivaciously citric and almost delicate palate, and the reprise of orange blossom along with liquid honeysuckle perfume reinforces the impression of lift in a long finish. I would have no fear of holding this for more than half a dozen years.  91

 

The Essas' 2007 Meursault Cras  – representing five barrels of fruit from old vines first repatriated from a negociant in the 2006 vintage – smells of candied lime zest, linden flower, mint, and salt spray; unites richness of texture with buoyancy in the manner illustrated by his Tesson; and finishes with peaches, liquid herbal and floral high-tones, and persistently saline, chalky notes. That mineral dimension – along with the wine’s overall cool, understated manner – seems to reflect its Corton-Charlemagne-like white chalk and (south-facing) high elevation, along the Monthelie and Volnay communal lines. This will doubtless strike some tasters as too restrained for its own good, while others (including this one) will point to refinement, refreshment, and subtlety that ideally suit it to savoring leisurely and with a wide range of cuisine. I am confident it will reward those with patience in pulling corks, too, and probably perform well for 8-10 years.   91

 

The Buisson-Charles 2007 Meursault Charmes  smells oily, fusil, and chalky in the way locals describe the odor engendered by breaking rocks. Toasted, malted grain, hazelnut, and white peach add familiar themes on a palate of mouth-coating richness and subtle but alluring creaminess, without sacrificing the estate’s trademark clarity to flavor nuances, and preservation of refreshment that leave me salivating uncontrollably. Hints of resin and spice from barrel are well-integrated and wood does not detract from this wine’s salient features: textural finesse, nuance, and refreshment. (It represents nearly 50 year old vines that touch Genevrieres, and if Michel Buisson were to have had his way, he volunteers, only one rather than two of the five barrels would have been new!) Expect this to perform well for a decade or more.  92

 

Production of Buisson-Charles 2007 Meursault Gouttes d’Or  represents (at six barrels) twice that of previous years. Peach; winter pear; pungent, buckwheat-like milled grain; citrus oils; and briny, alkaline notes mark the nose. A vibratory interchange of mineral, fruit, and nut and grain notes on the bright yet creamily-textured palate leads to a long, savory, saline, chalky, subtly cyanic finish that preserves an abundance of energy. This is a classic example of the house style here at its best, with a caressing textural sense paradoxically allied to an invigorating dynamic, and with enveloping creaminess not precluding refreshment. Count on it for at least a dozen years of intriguing pleasure. 93

 

The Buisson-Charles 2007 Meursault Les Bouches-Cheres  – whose seven barrels represent nearly a doubling of production – displays honeyed richness to accompany its creaminess of texture. Lightly toasted wheat, hazelnut and almond; fresh peach; and elusive floral essences and mineral shadings combine for a ravishing aromatic display, caressing palate, and refined, nuanced, and hauntingly long finish. This plays more to the soothing, seductive side of Meursault, and less in the direction of dynamics one finds in the Gouttes d’Or. I expect it, too, to be well worth following for a dozen or more years.  93

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Les notes d'Allen Meadows de Burghound.com pour les 2007

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2007 Bourgogne-Aligoté:  A spicy, expressive and very fresh nose that is classic Aligoté in character leads to energetic,precise and racy flavors that possess plenty of personality and punch. If you enjoy the grape, this is a fine example. 85/2010+

  

2007 Meursault – Vieilles Vignes: A ripe and very Meursault nose features notes of honeysuckle, hazelnut and fresh citrusthat continues onto the rich and relatively full-bodied flavors that retain a fine sense of underlying detail and solid acid support, all wrapped in a balanced, energetic and perfumed finish. Lovely. 88/2012+

  

2007 Meursault “Tessons”: (from vines planted in 1964 and aged in 20% new wood). This is also quite ripe in the context ofthe vintage with a pure, refined and airy nose of dried rose petal, lemon zest and pear hints that can also be found on the precise, racy and intensely mineral flavors that possess excellent underlying material and outstanding length for a villages level wine. Recommended. 90/2012+

  

2007 Meursault “Les Cras”: Here the nose is riper still (which is typical for this vineyard as the site collects heat) with fresh notes of apricot, peach and pear nuanced by citrus hints that transfer over to the textured, precise and stony flavors that areunderpinned by a lovely sense of tension on the focused, persistent and sappy finish. 90/2012+

  

2007 Meursault “Charmes”:  As it usually is at this address, the Charmes is noticeably more complex if not necessarily moreelegant than the Les Cras with a layered, ripe and pure nose of orchard fruit and citrus blossom that complements the round and relatively opulent medium-bodied flavors that do not lose focus or precision on the sappy and mouth coating finish that displays admirably fine length. Lovely stuff and I like the hint of backend minerality. 91/2013+

  

2007 Meursault “Goutte d’Or”: This is slightly riper but more elegant with a subtle touch of spice adding depth to the citrus, apricot and fresh peach aromas that leads to detailed, lemony and more obviously mineral suffused flavors that possessexcellent complexity on the driving finish. There is absolutely no sense of heaviness present, which Goutte d’Or can sometimes display, with perfect balance. This is at another level. 92/2013+

 

2007 Meursault “Bouchères”: An expressive nose of high-toned white peach, citrus and pear aromas are nuanced by subtle notes of hazelnut and orange blossom that give way to rich, full, textured and mouth coating flavors that evidence a silky mouth feel and culminate in a focused, linear, vibrant and solidly mineral finish. This is impeccably well balanced and really drenches the palate in extract. 92/2013+

 

2007 Bourgogne :  A fresh, serious and earthy red berry fruit nose leads to rich, full and moderately structured flavors that are rustic but complex, all wrapped in a delicious and lively finish. Good quality for its level. 85/2011+

 

2007 Pommard “En Chiveau”: (En Chiveau sits at considerable altitude high above the village). A very subtle touch of wood frames equally fresh though more complex and spicier red berry fruit aromas that are nuanaced by hints of minerality and earth that continue onto the rich and relatively robust flavors that carry a trace of rusticity but not much and finish with plenty of Pommard character. Again, fine quality in the context of its level. 88/2013+

 

2007 Volnay “Santenots”: (from vines situated in the upper part of the vineyard that is distinctly rockier and actually more like Caillerets than a classically rich and generous Santenots). A distinctly floral nose displays a touch of wood on the complex, spicy and notably ripe cassis and red berry fruit mélange that introduces fresh, pure, precise and stony middle weight flavors that possess an attractive texture on the dusty, persistent and stylish finish. This is lovely and worth a look. 90/2014+

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