2018 Domaine Buisson Charles Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Cras’

2018 Domaine Buisson Charles Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Cras’

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This is premier cru vineyard high on the hill towards Volnay, away from the southern tip occupied by Perrieres, Genevrieres and Charmes. In fact it is on the left hand side as you veer down toward Meursault if driving from Pommard/Volnay. The vineyard itself can be divided into upper and lower. The upper band with stony limestone also has a good amount of blonde/brunette soil. This produces fine, delicate wines with a perfume and discreet fruitiness, if not for the short term. The lower band has much whiter soils with an oolite vein running through it. This results in very mineral wines that Patrick relates to Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots, or upper Corton- Charlemagne. The Domaine has a small amount of vines - planted in 1955 - that result in 1200 bottles per harvest on average. From the lower section. "There is a whiff of petrol suffusing the slightly riper aromas of white orchard fruit, acacia and lychee. The succulent, seductive and decidedly rounded flavors possess reasonably good energy on the sappy and dry finish. This will need to add more depth in bottle to merit my rating, but the underlying material appears to be present such that it can develop." Burghound 90 Points