2020 Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Meursault Charmes

Chardonnay - 750ML
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VN 94
VN 94

Vinous, December 2021

(92-94 points) The 2020 Meursault Les Charmes ler Cru has a slightly reduced bouquet, but there is real intensity here and fine mineralite. The palate is well balanced and carries the reduction well, fine weight, quite...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Meursault
Sub-appellation Les Charmes
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML

The 2020 Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Meursault Charmes is a stunning white wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of the Chardonnay varietal. Hailing from the esteemed Meursault appellation in the Burgundy region of France, this wine is a true gem that will captivate the senses.

In the glass, the wine displays a radiant golden hue, hinting at its richness and depth. The aromatics are sublime, with a slightly reduced bouquet that adds intrigue and complexity. Notes of ripe orchard fruits, such as juicy pear and crisp apple, mingle with hints of citrus zest and a delicate touch of ginger. These aromas are further enhanced by the presence of fine mineralite, showcasing the unique terroir of the region.

On the palate, the Meursault Charmes ler Cru reveals impeccable balance and structure. The reduction noted on the nose is seamlessly integrated, adding depth and nuance to the wine. With fine weight and a sappy texture, this wine coats the palate with flavors of ripe fruits and a touch of honeyed sweetness. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a lingering impression of ginger and a subtle hint of oak.

This exceptional Meursault is crafted by the esteemed Domaine Bitouzet Prieur, a producer renowned for their commitment to quality and tradition. Their meticulous attention to detail is evident in every sip, making this wine a true expression of the unique terroir of Meursault.

With a score of 94 points from Vinous, this wine has garnered well-deserved praise from critics. Neal Marlin highlights the intensity, fine weight, and grippy texture of the palate, noting that this wine will benefit from some bottle age.

The 2020 Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Meursault Charmes is a wine that demands attention. Its complexity, elegance, and potential for evolution make it a standout among white Burgundy wines. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to enchant and delight even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.