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2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault ‘Clos des Bouchères’ 1er Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Roulot
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  • Importer Label
    Australia – Negociants Australia
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Jean-Marc Roulot has developed something of cult-like status for his wines, perhaps second only to those of Coche-Dury in the village of Meursault.  The reasons for this are quite simple: they are of excellent quality; they can be exceedingly difficult to obtain; and above all, they are absolutely compelling.

Drawing from a little less than nine hectares of vineyards, including four premier crus of painfully small sizes, the vineyards have all been organic for around 20 years, and in more recent times are gradually being converted to biodynamics.

Roulot’s wines are invariably very complex wines, whilst less rich than those of, say, Comte Lafon, they are still fully-flavoured and age superbly.

Tasting Notes

93 Points Allen Meadows
The agreeably expressive nose is composed of wonderfully pure essence of pear, dried flowers and citrus peel influences where a hint of the exotic lurks in the background. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the very finely detailed flavors that exude a discreet minerality onto the dry, clean and almost delicate finish. This lovely and understated effort is not at all dramatic but it charms and seduces with its impeccable sense of harmony and balance. Though this is not an especially concentrated effort I really like the refinement and beautiful delivery. Note that while this beauty hasn’t quite arrived at its peak, it’s not so far away that it couldn’t easily be enjoyed now

92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2011 Meursault 1er Cru Clos de Bouchères from Jean-Marc Roulot has an austere bouquet, with an attractive marine influence of seaweed and seashells, although it needs a little more intensity that should develop with continued bottle age. The palate is balanced with a pleasant fatness on the entry, viscous in texture. There is good fruit concentration here: plenty of matière with a ripe and slightly honeyed finish that suggests just a little botrytis perhaps. This does not quite evince the spectacular showing at the domaine last year, although it is very fine Meursault that will repay cellaring.

2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault ‘Clos des Bouchères’ 1er Cru