Yves Boyer-Martenot, Meursault, 1er Cru “Perrières’”
Yves Boyer-Martenot, Meursault, 1er Cru “Perrières’”

Yves Boyer-Martenot, Meursault, 1er Cru “Perrières’”

Burgundy / Côte de Beaune, France 2020 (750mL)
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Yves Boyer-Martenot, Meursault, 1er Cru “Perrières’”

Perrières is the highest in elevation of Meursault’s Premier Crus and is considered by many to be one of Meursault’s unrecognized Grand Crus.

As celebrated author Clive Coates, MW, has said, Perrières is the Premier Cru that “most people would agree produces Meursault's best wine.” Wedged between famed neighboring Premier Cru “Charmes” and the northern border with Puligny-Montrachet, the limestone-rich Perrières is known for producing Meursault of unparalleled precision and structure.

The 2020 “Perrières" 1er Cru displays a concentrated pale-yellow core with highlighted green and gold reflections. As always with top Meursault, the aromas here are intense, with pungent notes of yellow apple blossom, dried pineapple, Asian pear, lime blossom, yellow plum, lemon curd, raw hazelnut, and lees. High-toned aromas of acacia and hawthorn soon follow, with a wave of exotic spice, vanilla infused creme, and accents of oyster shell. The palate confirms the horde of yellow fruits and displays ample amount of ripeness with its medium-plus body which seems to fill out as it gets air. There is a creamy sensation here that lightly coats your mouth, but all this is balanced by such a tactile rush of fresh acid and minerality oft found in Premier Cru sites. This is rich, soft, and savory all in one. For best results, decant this Chardonnay for 30 to 45 minutes. 

Yves Boyer-Martenot, Meursault, 1er Cru “Perrières’”




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