2018 Domaine Vincent Girardin Meursault Les Perrieres 1er Cru (750ml) Pre-Arrival

2018 Domaine Vincent Girardin Meursault Les Perrieres 1er Cru (750ml) Pre-Arrival

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"...The wines produced under the Vincent Girardin label today are superb and that I'm happy to have some in my own cellar...Wines that were once oaky and somewhat exaggerated are now taut, incisive and beautifully differentiated by site. There's much more attention to detail in the vineyards—fully 21 hectares of which are now owned—and they are increasingly being converted to biodynamic farming. Élevage is longer. And Germain (Eric Germain—brother of Jean-François Germain of Dom Henri Germian) uses much less new oak and little bâtonnage. So, this is now a very serious source for high-quality white Burgundy...the true measure of the quality of what is being done here is the success of the 2018s: seamless, structured and complete, they display all of the year's merits and none of its weaknesses. Everything reviewed here therefore comes warmly recommended." - William Kelley (Wine Advocate)

"The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières has turned out especially well, unfurling in the glass with a youthfully reserved nose of crisp yellow orchard fruit, citrus oil, iodine, smoke and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, chalky and inactive, it's deep and textural, built around fine structuring dry extract and tangy acids. More immediately approachable than the stunning 2017 rendition, it's nevertheless a serious, age-worthy wine." 95 points - William Kelley (Wine Advocate, Jan. 2021)