2006 Girardin, Vincent Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2006 Girardin, Vincent Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2008
From more then 50 year old vines in the upper reaches of this cru and a slightly younger parcel lower-down the Girardin 2006 Meursault Perrieres delivers toasted hazelnut orange zest nutmeg talcum and chalk in the nose... From more then 50 year old vines in the upper reaches of this cru and a slightly younger parcel lower-down the Girardin 2006 Meursault Perrieres delivers toasted hazelnut orange zest nutmeg talcum and chalk in the nose. Creamy silken and rich on the palate it displays a knitting-together of ripe fruit with citrus mineral and oak inflections that most of the wines here were (as yet?) missing on the day I tasted. Partly this is surely a matter of the impressive sheer concentration of juicy primary fruit and complex mineral character on display here. Clear pure and ringing in its bright citrus this also finishes with suggestions of marzipan- hazelnut- orange cream- and pit fruit-filled buttered pastry and uncanny intimations of minerality. This fine representative of a great vineyard is a candidate for at least 6-8 years bottle aging. I tasted a wide selection including all of the top crus of Vincent Girardin's truly vast output (from nearly fifty acres of vines plus a wide range of contracts as negociant) the wines having been pre-assembled from barrel for my tasting (hence the wide point spreads). Girardin is at pains to press very gently and he did only limited lees-stirring in 2006. He favors 20 30 and 40% new wood for his village premier cru and grand cru wines respectively. -David Schildknecht
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2008
Pale yellow. Yellow fruits spices and minerals on the nose. Dense layered and sweet but with very good grip and minerality giving the middle palate clarity and lift. A very subtle pure wine with a dry brisk finish.