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2016 Domaine Michelot Meursault Genevrieres

ITEM 8095341 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
12 $120
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RATINGS

90-92The Wine Advocate

...subtle flint-like scents... The palate is well balanced with fine tension, focused and tensile with just a touch of reduction toward the finish.

90Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of mirabelle, hazelnut and smoky oak suggest a riper, fatter wine. Plusher than the Charmes but still with a rather laid-back character, offering a suave texture and little in the way of easy fruit sweetness...note of menthol carries through to the slightly phenolic finish.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Meursault, Les Genevrieres

Les Genevrieres is 41-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Meursault, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is in the southern part of the appellation, and just to the north of Les Perrieres and Les Charmes. Burgundy writer Clive Coates says that “Genevrieres is an opulent, even exotic wine. It is rounder than Perrieres and if not fuller, then certainly lusher…Here flavors are muskier, and there can be an element of citrus.” Since Meursault lacks a Grand Cru, Meursault’s reputation for excellence is based on the Premier Crus, particularly the whites.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.