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How Good id Bouchard Ainé Meursault Le Porusot?

Wine Assessment of 2015 Bouchard Ainé et Fils Meursault Le Porusot Premier Cru Chardonnay, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy

Rating: 91+/100

The Meursault appellation, probably the most well-known white wines in Burgundy, takes its identify from the village of Meursault. The vineyards of the appellation prolong over 396 hectares in whole (1000 acres) of which 96% produce white wine and 27% are ranked as Premier Cru.

The Premier Cru “Le Porusot” covers about 10 hectares (25 acres) and enjoys a south-eastern publicity, which is ideal for a most quantity of daylight.

The identify Porusot comes from the very nature of the soil; a regional manner of naming a spot coated with rocks. It’s the diminutive of Porroux which finds its origin within the latin phrase Petrosa (stony place).

Bouchard Ainé et Fils’ Meursault Le Porusot wine was made out of 100% Chardonnay grapes, fermented in wood vats and matured in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

This Meursault Chardonnay comes, sometimes, in a shiny and intense lemon-yellow shade with a good quantity of gold hues from the ageing on lees in barrel, however nonetheless trying youthful just like the younger wine it’s.

The nostril is powerfully and extrovertly leesy, smelling like a buttery bitter dough that might additionally characteristic some delicate spices and candy spices reminiscent of clove, nutmeg, and white pepper, along with sweetening aromas of caramel, honey, and a discrete trace of lemon marmalade.

Fascinating, deep and complicated to scent at. Clearly smoky and meaty, considerably like bacon. Tempting!

The palate follows swimsuit, with intense flavors of roasted hazelnut and nutmeg in a sea of bitter dough brioche. The acidity is energetic and crisp, but balanced by an oily texture that includes fine-grained phenolics. The entire is dry and really clean, exploding from the mid-palate on to a myriad of spicy and biscuit flavors.

It ends on a surprisingly warming and comforting end. Solely to the end does a way of fruitiness actually shines by way of, like citrus peel coated in a buttery cake.


A deep and complicated Chardonnay wine, highly effective, ripe, oaky and doughy, but that includes a shocking dry/oily stability, in a sometimes Burgundy Chardonnay savoriness, nice size and beautiful fruit ripeness with out ever feeling heavy.

A delight of a buttery doughy wine to style, vibrant, lengthy and deep.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Bouchard Ainé Meursault Le Porusot Label Photos