Meursault-Poruzots Premier Cru White Burgundy 2017 (750 ml)
Jean-Pierre’s whites are classic Burgundies intense and concentrated, stylish and powerful, layered and balanced. They combine lemon, pear, quince and citrus fruits and hints of spice, smoke and toast with the characteristic mineral qualities of the soil. At the same time, they are lean and dry, focused and true to their appellation and vineyard site. He is now regarded as one of the top echelon of producers of white Burgundy. Please see reviews in Steve Tanzer (Vinous) and Burghound. Jean-Pierre’s reds are all destemmed and go through cold maceration for 5 days. Elevage is in in barrel (25% new) on the lies for one year. Racking is done just before hand bottling with no fining or filtering. As a group, JeanPierre’s reds are very forward and appealing. They are juicy and expressive, saturated with loads of sweet, ripe, red and black fruits backed by lush, round tannins.