Background Information

  • In vintage 1999: batonnage information unknown.
  • In vintage 2000: According to Stephen Tanzer (Issue 122) Coutoux feels that this vintage is advancing too rapidly and has thus increased his use of SO2 starting with 2003
  • In vintage 2001: According to Stephen Tanzer (Issue 122) Coutox feels this vintage is advancing too rapidly and has thus increased his use of S02 starting with 2003.
  • In vintage 2003: Used more S02 than previously (see above) and bottled earlier

Wines


1999

  • Meursault Les Narvaux (June 2003):Not oxidized; more fruit than terroir but a nice drink [Frank Drew]
  • Meursault Les Narvaux (July 2003): Two off bottles, oxidized(?) or otherwise [Frank Drew]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Mar 2005): slightly but not fatally oxidized [MJ Packer]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Jul 2005): fatally oxidized [MJ Packer]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Sep 2005): slightly but not fatally oxidized [MJ Packer]

2000

  • Meursault Les Genevrières (Jul 2006): broad open nose with almonds and hazelnuts, buttery taste, slightly but not yet fatally oxidised. This wine was for a time backward but at the moment develops fast and should be drunk without delay.[P Groen]
  • Puligny Montrachet Les Referts (Jul 2006): 5 bottles, all fatally oxidized [P Groen]
  • Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru La Maltroie (Sep 2006): oxidised [P. Groen]