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Vincent Girardin Meursault 'Les Narvaux' 375ml
Slightly more expensive than the Les Vieilles Vignes, the 2017 Meursault Les Narvaux comes from vines just above the Premier Cru lieu-dit of Les Genevrières. Brought up in 15% new French oak, it has a rocking bouquet of caramelized green apples, crushed citrus, toasted nuts, and flinty minerality. These give way to a medium-bodied Meursault that has racy acidity, beautiful balance, and building richness that comes through on the finish. It’s going to put on weight with another year in bottle and keep for over a decade. It’s a brilliant effort that I’d be thrilled to have in the cellar. 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Meursault Les Narvaux has also fulfilled the promise it showed from barrel, wafting from the glass with scents of citrus oil, Anjou pear, hazelnuts and stuck flint. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and satiny, both more textural and more introverted than the Tillets—and note that it was among the last wines in the cellar to be bottled—with racy acids and a long, saline finish. 92+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine contrasts the richness of hazelnut butter and smoke from oak aging with high-toned, lemony acidity. That acidity is a little intense at first, calming with air as it draws out the mineral essence of the wine’s crunchy citrus flavors. There’s complexity here to develop over the next several years in bottle. 91 points, Wine & Spirits
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