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2016 Albert Bichot Domaine du Pavillon Meursault Les Charmes

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Latest Sale Price

December 3, 2023 - $63

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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Shows fine intensity, along with a creamy texture and bright, focused flavors of citrus blossom, apple, lemon, clove and vanilla, ending on a tangy note.

92James Suckling

Some neat chalky elements to the nose with an array of melon, peaches and citrus notes. It delivers a supple and even palate. Fresh finish and good length.

92Wine Enthusiast

....this wine shows a good poise between tight texture and a more opulent character. An edge of minerality draws together the toasty flavors and the warm fruits.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Peachy, rich and generous with excellent fruit definition that is more typical...Lovely flinty note on the palate too – serious, ageworthy, intense and savoury. Gastronomic and expansive on the finish.

REGION

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

Les Charmes, at 78 acres, is Meursault’s largest Premier Cru vineyard. Like its neighboring Premier Crus, Les Genevrieres and Les Perrieres, is is south of the commune of Meursault and very close to Puligny-Montrachet. Since Meursault lacks a Grand Cru, Meursault’s reputation for excellence is based on the Premier Crus, particularly the whites. Les Charmes abuts Puligny-Montrachet. Burgundy writer Clive Coates writes that “there is an attractive, soft flowery character to a Charmes: peach blossom, delicately nutty, gently honeyed.”

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.