91-93 Points Allen Meadows
There is a plenitude of citrus influences suffusing the equally floral nose of various white fleshed fruit and mineral reduction aromas. There is impressive intensity to the chiseled medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a compact, linear and austere finale. This is potentially outstanding but note well that this will absolutely require at least half a dozen years of patience and reward a decade plus of it. *Outstanding*
91-93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Wafting from the glass with scents of pear, yellow apples, struck match and white flowers, the 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes is medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with fine concentration and a saline finish. This cuvée derives from holdings toward the bottom of this large climat, which appear to have overperformed in this warm, dry year.
93-95 Points Jasper Morris
“This comes from the deeper, moisture-retaining, soils in the bottom of Les Charmes, which prompts Frédéric Weber to pick the grapes late, at the same time as the Bâtard-Montrachet, and to vinify with 50% new wood instead of the more typical 15-20%. Light lemon colour. Huge energy behind, excellent natural acidity, everything is concentrated here this year. Charmes is always a long term wine chez Bouchard.”