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1996 Francois Jobard Meursault Les Genevrieres

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January 20, 2013 - $70

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RATINGS

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offered mouth-coating richness, a hugely dense vervena, honeysuckle, spice, oak, and citrus fruit flavor profile, as well as high (yet well-integrated) acidity. It is a complex, ripe, intense, deep wine that is also bright, refreshing,..

92-94Stephen Tanzer

...nose exudes citric notes of lime, grapefruit and pineapple. Vibrant grapefruit and spice flavor expands in the mouth, showing terrific intensity. Not fat or fleshy but very strong in extract. Very fresh, clean, long finish...

90Wine Spectator

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.