Rated 90-92 - (from a high-altitude vineyard on white marne dating back to 1930; aging in two-year-old barrels): Quite reticent on the nose,...
Lovely texture here, with vibrant, juicy acidity giving definition and tension to the wine's pulpy fruit. As always, this seriously over delivers.
Rated 89-91 - The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er Cru has a lively bouquet of perfumed orange blossom, wild fennel and mint aromas...
Rated 90-92 - The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Le Petit Maupertui Grand Cru has a light tarry bouquet, the 80% whole bunch fruit imparting light...
Rated 92-94 - (Leroux will bottle this wine from his own vines in a limestone-rich parcel close to Perrières entirely in magnums, because he fears...
Rated 91-93 - Bursting with aromas of apples, pear, oatmeal and white flowers, Leroux's 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières-Dessous is medium to...
Rated 92-94 - The 2018 Meursault Porusot 1er Cru comes from vines up to 90-plus years old. The bouquet needs a little coaxing to reveal its orange...
Rated 90-92 - The 2018 Meursault Les Vireuils offers more complexity on the nose compared to the Village Cru, offering pressed yellow flowers...
Rated 91-93 - The 2017 Pommard Les Rugiens-Haut 1er Cru includes 50% whole bunch fruit this year. It has a mineral-driven, sea-cave-scented bouquet...
Rated 89-91 - The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Village has primal grapefruit and lemongrass bouquet that needs a little more mineral expression. The...
There is a new generation of French vintners out there, producing wines which both nod respectfully at the past, and also look towards a more 21st century way of doing things. One of the leading lights on the contemporary French wine scene is Benjamin Ler