Background Information

  • In vintage 2003: virtually no batonnage and wine removed from barrels in September to avoid excess oak
  • In vintage 2004: apparently did not treat for oidium before the harvest--attempted to cull out infected grapes either on the sorting tables or in the vineyard prior to picking
  • In vintage 2007: current free SO2 target is 40-50 ppm; not clear when this began
  • In vintage 2009: switched to DIAM closures
  • In vintage 2010: continues to bottle with free SO2 at 40 to 50 ppm

Wines


1996

  • Meursault Les Perrieres (March 2004): No oxidation; fresh, young, very bright [Frank Drew]
  • Meursault Les Perrieres (July 2007): A bit oxidized on first night, fully by second [Frank Drew]
  • Meursault Les Perrieres (Aug 2007): Not oxidized; a bit oaky but otherwise good [Frank Drew]
  • Meursault Les Perrieres (Nov 2007): Oxidized.[Frank Drew]
  • Meursault Les Perrieres (Sep 2009): Oxidized.[Frank Drew]

1999

  • Chevalier-Montrachet (28 Feb 2007): not oxidized -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (12 May 2010): not oxidized. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet (21 July 2010): not oxidized. [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (5 Mar 2007): not oxidized and quite good -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (18 Mar 2011): not oxidized and surprisingly minerally [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault (Jan 2008): Oxidized [Frank Drew]

2001

  • Chevalier Montrachet (Oct 06) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly (Oct 2010) not oxidised, but needs to be drunk soon [I. Hickman]

2002

  • Meursault Les Perrieres (July 2009): dark in color, butterscotch and caramel nose, some acidity but overwhelmed by the aged nose and mouth; definitely oxidized (MSaviage)
  • Puligny Folatieres (Sept 2009): Not oxidised, young. Three more bottles all consistent to 6/10 [Gareth Miles]
  • Puligny Folatieres (June 2011): DOA [Ralph Earle]
  • Puligny Folatieres (July 2011): Advanced; drinkable, but barely recognizable as P-M [Ralph Earle]


2004

  • Meursault Poruzots (Feb 2007): No oxidation (Steinar Midttømme)
  • Meursault Les Perriers (Oct 2015): Partially premoxed. Enough so that we ended up drinking something else (J Shanker)
  • Puligny-Montrachet (Oct 2007): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]

2005

  • Meursault Les Perrieres (Dec 2014): corked but otherwise fresh and not oxidized. [Corey Miller]