2018 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Cru 'Perrieres'
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Without question, Les Perrieres is the best vineyard in Meursault. It is the most mineral and high toned and also has a hint of florals akin to a fine Puligny-Montrachet. With a perfect east-south-east aspect. It is divided in two, Perrieres Dessus, the high section and Perrieres Dessous, the lower and more sought after parcel as it sits more in the belly of the slope. The Pierre Morey Parcel is 0.52 hectare and is actually a clos. A marvellous wine that can reach marvellous heights! This too flashes a touch of mineral reduction on the high-toned and elegant aromas of white flowers, spice, citrus peel and a hint of jasmine tea. There is good mid-palate fat to the even more mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that culminate in an equally compact but even more tightly wound finale. Patience suggested. 91-93 Points Allen meadows, The Burghound. Sweet Spot/Outstanding The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières opens in the glass with notes of citrus oil, pear, oatmeal and struck flint, framed by a deft touch of smoky reduction. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and intense, with racy acids and a searingly chalky finish. Anne Morey tells me that her father farmed this 0.55-hectare parcel before acquiring it at the end of the 1980s, and the composition of the soils suggests that this was the location where rejected stones from the quarry that lends the climat its name were discarded. 93-95 Points William Kelley, The Wine Advocate The 2018 Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru, matured in around one-third new oak, underwent a slightly later malolactic than other cuvées, not finishing until early summer, though Anne Morey cannot explain why. It has an exquisite bouquet that translates the mineralité of this vineyard with style and panache. Prudent use of new oak allows the terroir to shine through from the glass. The palate is beautifully balanced with an intense opening, quite spicy and peppery, and razor-sharp definition. This Perrières has wonderful length and the aftertaste is extraordinarily long. Superb. 94-96 Points Neal Martin, Vinous
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