Background information


  • General Information: Starting with the 1994 vintage, the Roulot wines are aged 16-18 months before bottling. The wines spend only 12 months in barrel and then an addtional 4 to 6 months in stainless steel tanks. (In this respect, quite similar to Leflaive.)
  • In Issue 49 of the IWC (Jul/Aug 93), Steven Tanzer describes this estate's then-current batonnage practices as follows: Since Jean-Marc Roulot took over following the 1988 harvest, this estate has used "less batonnage-'to avoid odd, animal aromas and flavors. Some do it as often as three or four times a week: I've cut it to once or twice each month."
  • In vintage 1996: batonnage was done, but "very infrequently " Note: this is another producer who admits to significant "cork problems" per Allen Meadows (Burghound Issue 16), who reports "enormous bottle variation" and cork problems acknowledged by Roulot. In IWC Issue 127 Stephen Tanzer reports that 1996 is still considered by Roulot to be his greatest vintage, followed by 2002 and 2004.
  • In vintage 1999: per Tanzer: lees stirred "only six or seven times in total." Per Meadows: "did less battonage than normal and stopped, as he usually does, when the malos began."
  • In vintage 2004: Roulot claimed that there was a "lot of oidium" and did two passes through the vines which had oidium infestations to in order to eliminate the affected grapes. Did very little batonnage
  • In vintage 2005: stirred the lees only until the malos started in November or December of 2005.
  • In vintage 2006: per Allen Meadows "has goine to an almost 100% coating of paraffin and has raised his free SO2 target to between 30 and 35 ppm."


Wines


1989

  • Meursault Perrieres (Dec 2010): not oxidised; still very youthful in color and maturity; stunning [Dana Gaiser]

1992

  • Meursault Tillets (Nov 2010): not oxidised; simply splendid (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Tessons (May 2014) not oxidized - fantastic bottle (R DeAngelo)

1994

  • Meursault Tessons (Feb 2016) not oxidized - very youthful and a major success for the vintage (R DeAngelo)

1995

  • Meursault Perrieres (23 Feb 2011): clearly advanced, but not yet oxidized. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]

1996

  • Meursault Bouchères (29 Oct 2006): not oxidised, lovely wine [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Meursault Charmes (Jul 2004): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Charmes (24 Jan 2006): not oxidised, absolutely amazing [G Deschamps]
  • Meursault Luchets (Dec 2006): not oxidised [Michael Lux]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Jan 2006): minerals, bright yellow, no sign of oxidation [H Sharf]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Oct 2011) Not oxidized, but not enough fruit for the acidity? or off bottle? [Stuart BH Niemtzow]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (March 2013) Oxidized, not super unpleasant, but clearly oxidized in the premox sense [Stuart BH Niemtzow]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (March 2013) Clearly oxidized in the premox sense [Stuart BH Niemtzow]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (March 2013) A fine bottle of Meursault; what one would expect in a youngish, vibrant, acidic Roulot lieu dit villages Meursault. [Stuart BH Niemtzow]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (March 2016) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Perrieres (Sep 2004): no sign of oxidation, 93+ [John Gilman]
  • Meursault Perrieres (25 Jan 2006): no oxidation, see 96 tasting notes; N.B.This is controversial--see Burghound Issue 16 and Burghound tasting notes database [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (July 2008) Not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Perrieres (August 2008) Not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Perrieres (March 2009) not oxidized - from magnum [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Perrieres (23 Feb 2011): not oxidized and an excellent wine. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (18 May 2011): not oxidized, but not as good as the bottle in February. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (6 march 2014): not oxidised, outstanding [Don osborne]
  • Meursault Tillets (Nov 2005): showing some signs of oxidation [JE Simond]
  • Meursault Tessons (Dec 2013) not oxidized. Still tensile and racy (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (Sept 2015): not oxidised, beautiful [Adrian Latimer]

1997

  • Meursault Charmes (Dec 2006): not oxidised, awesome, the best 97 white burgundy I had to date [J. Prandi]
  • Meursault Charmes (Mar 2010): not oxidised, excellent. A little left over the next day was still fine. This has a Puligny delicacy to it but with Meursault flavours. I have had 4 bottles out of the case so far and every one has been excellent. [JC25]
  • Mersault Luchets (July 2016) Orange, oxidised, Not sure if this is considered premature. Storage conditions not known [S Whitaker]
  • Meursault Tessons (Dec 2005): not oxidised [JE Simond]
  • Meursault Tillets (Dec 2005): not oxidised [JE Simond]

1999

  • Meursault Boucheres (Sep 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Boucheres (magnum) (Dec 2006):Fresh and complex nose, beginning to fray and soften markedly on the backend- 1st stage premature oxidation. (J. Gilman)
  • Meursault Charmes (Feb 2008) 2 bottles - 1 oxidized, 1 great (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Charmes( Oct 2009) - not oxidized; an amazing bottle of wine that needs several more years of age (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Luchets( Oct 2009) Not oxidized, better the next day, some complexity. [Hillard Sharf]
  • Meursault Luchets (Jan 2010) Not oxidized, better the next day. [Stuart BH Niemtzow]
  • Meursault Luchets (Oct 2010) Not oxidized, better the next day. [Stuart BH Niemtzow]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Jan 2010): not oxidised; decent acidity; started out a bit disjointed but came on strong (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (July 2011): (magnum) not oxidized; excellent [David Honig]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Feb. 2012): Oxidized. Have had great results with the 1er Cru but not so much the Lieux-dit [JasonH]
  • Meursault Perrieres (30 Jan 2007): not oxidized; awesome wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Aug 2008) Oxidised. 3 out of 5 bottles oxidised. Drink up if you have it. [WK Choy]
  • Meursault Perrieres (23 Feb 2011): not oxidized and a truly fabulous wine. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Aug 2011): Sourced directly from the producer during a 2009 visit. Not oxidized, very young, and stunningly good. [David Honig]
  • Meursault Perrières (Apr. & Nov. 2016): 2 bottles not oxidized. 2nd bottle decanted, better that way. Honied nose (not from premox) carries over on to the palate. Undecanted bottle had a strange musky nose redolent of crabapples & something curd-like, with light balsamic notes.
    Impeccable source (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant). A rather unexceptional wine for such a prestigious estate & terroir. [Rayner Cheung]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (Jan 2006): not oxidised, great [J Prandi]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (March 10, 2006) oxidized - Kermit Lynch label (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (April 14, 2006) not oxidized - polar opposite form the bottle I had on 3/10 (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (March 2009) not oxidized - from magnum [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Vireuils (Aug 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]

2000

  • Meursault Charmes (29 Oct 2006): no oxidation, still young (from magnum) [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Meursault Charmes (5 Feb 2008) no oxidation. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Charmes (8 Mar 2010): not oxidized and charming indeed. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Sep 2005): fabulous, no sign of oxidation [Bill Nanson]
  • Meursault Perrieres (5 Feb 2008): no oxidation. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Meaursult Perrieres (21 April 2009): no oxidation. (Marcus Titley)
  • Meursault Perrieres (23 Feb 2011): completely oxidized. See 95-2000 Retrospective notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (May 2015): no oxidation, great and youthfull bottle [J. Poell]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (March 2015) not oxidized but fully mature (R DeAngelo)

2001

  • Meursault Charmes (March 2009): not oxidized - from magnum [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Charmes (May 2015): not oxidized [R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Charmes (June 2015): not oxidized but more mature / less fresh than bottle from last month [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Charmes (Aug 2015) not oxidized - drinkable but on the edge (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Charmes (Sept 2015) not oxidized - outstanding (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Perrieres (4 Feb 2009): not oxidized; see related 2001 tasting notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (1 July 2009): not oxidised. (Marcus Titley)
  • Meursault Perrieres (25 Sept 2010): not oxidized; ordered at restaurant in Germany; still a baby with great fruit and minerality [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir(Oct 2006): three bottles, one oxidized [Nick Eanet]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (Sept 2013) not oxidized - brilliant! (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (Aug 2015) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (May 2015) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)

2002

  • Bourgogne Blanc (29 Oct 2004): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (8 Nov 2008): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Meursault Charmes (Aug 2010): no signs of premox; right where it should be at this age; great wine (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (July 2008) oxidized [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Perrieres (18 Feb 2010): not oxidized and my favorite wine of Night One of the 2002 White Burgundy Tasting and Oxidation Check. See notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Perrieres (1 Oct 2010): showing initial signs of oxidation; ordered at restaurant in Paris; color was a bit advanced but not bad; slight nose of caramel and had other oxidative notes that didn't go away; not much spine; compared to the 2001 we had a few nights before, this was much more advanced [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Perrieres (April 2011): not oxidized. Quite closed at the moment [Will Cashman]
  • Meursault Perrieres (June 2011): not at all oxidized. Still very tight and young. No hesitation about letting this sit for another 3-5 years. [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (June 2008) not oxidized - brilliant. From magnum [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (Sept 2010: 2 bottles badly oxidised [Marcus Titley]
  • Meursault Tillets (29 Oct 2006): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Meursault Vireuils (Jun 2006): rich with good balancing acid, no sign of oxidation [John Guyton]
  • Meursault Vireuils (Aug 2012) oxidized (R DeAngelo)

2003

  • Meursault Perrieres (March 2009): no oxidation, very fine for vintage [Tom Reddick]

2004

  • Meursault Charmes (Mar 2011): Young and fresh, no signs of premox [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Charmes (July 2012): Not oxidized; still young and mostly primary; needs time (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Charmes (April 2013) not oxidized - stunning wine (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Charmes (June 2014): not oxidized; still vibrant and fresh; can't wait for this to grow up and be an adult (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Mar 2010): no signs of premox; young and vibrant; great fruit and acidity [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Dec 2010): no premox; drinking well right now [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Sept 2012) not oxidized - showing very young (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Oct 2013) not oxidized - once again, showing very young (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (June 2014) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (June 2016) not oxidized but fully mature (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Oct 2016) not oxidized - showing great (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (June 2017) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (Oct 2016) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (June 2017) not oxidized - terrific showing (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Perrieres (Dec 2011): no premox but not ready yet [Guillaume Deschamps]
  • Meursault Tessons (May 2011): no signs of premox - still young and fresh [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Tessons (Sept 2011) not oxidized - excellent. [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Tessons (Jan 2012): not oxidized - still young and primary [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Tillets (Apr 2011): no oxidation, but not as young and vibrant as expected [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Tillets (Aug 2011) - not oxidized. Actually got much better with air. Impressive. [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Tillets (Nov 2011) not oxidized - excellent [R DeAngelo]
  • Meursault Tillets (Jan 2012) 2 bottles not oxidized - excellent, young and fresh as a daisy [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tillets (Sept 2012) not oxidized - young! (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tillets (Aug 2014) not oxidized - continues to show great (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tillets (Feb 2016) not oxidized - another solid bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Vireuils (Aug 2011) - young and fresh; no signs of premox [MSaviage]

2005

  • Meursault Charmes (May 2010): no oxidation but a bit lean in the midpalate [Alan Weinberg]
  • Meursault Charmes (July 2017): still quite tight [Adrian Latimer]
  • Meursault Perrieres (June 2011): no oxidation and showing great. WOTN with the '02 and several other MP's. [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Tessons (Oct 2012): thought to be oxidized at first, but it blew off after 4-6 hours; must have been reduction; wine still wasn't completely all together, but checking on it again a day later it was better and shed some of the disjointedness it had when first opened[MSaviage]
  • Meursault Tessons (March 2013) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons (May 2015) not oxidized, taught & mineral, some reduction (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Tillets (Oct 2012): no signs of premox in the nose/mouth, although more gold in color than I would have expected; didn't improve with air [MSaviage]
  • Meursault Tillets (Feb 2014): oxidized; got worse with air (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Boucheres (Nov 2012) not oxidized - great wine (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Dec 2015): no premox, fat and rich which is par for the vintage (Mike Saviage)

2006

  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Mar 2009): amazing, no problems [P Muto]
  • Meursault Tessons (July 2012): no signs of premox - still needs time [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir (Dec 2013): No premox. lovely. [Adrian Latimer]

2007

  • Bourgogne Blanc (Nov 2010): not oxidised, one of the best bourgogne blancs out there. [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Boucheres (Apr 2017): not oxidized, superb, will hold for some time but I am not convinced it will ever be better. [K. Lamb]
  • Meursault Charmes (Mar 2015) no ox, wonderful wine [HaraldS]
  • Meursault Charmes (Sept 2016) not oxidized - painfully young (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (Sept 2014) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (Dec 2014) Not oxidized. [Adrian Latimer]
  • Meursault Luchets (Sept 2015) not oxidized - another great bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (Jan 2016) not oxidized - excellent! (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (Nov 2016) not oxidized - from magnum (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons (Oct 2012):Slightly corked, but no signs of premox . [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tessons (Dec 2012): No premox. 12 hours in the decanter and still incredibly young. [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tessons (Nov 2015) not oxidized - outstanding from magnum (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons (April 2016) not oxidized - outstanding from 750 too! (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tillets (June 2017) horrible surprise, first ever pox Roulot - completely dead (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Genevrieres HdeBeaune, elevage J-M Roulot (June 2017) x 2 - no pox, splendid, thankfully after the Tillets (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Perrieres (July 2013): no oxidation.12 hours in the decanter and unbelievably young [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Meix Chavaux (Sept 2016) not oxidized - outstanding from magnum (R DeAngelo)

2008

  • Bourgogne Blanc (Nov 2011-Jan 2012):3 bottles, not oxidized, one of the best bourgogne blancs out there. [TSim@rud]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (April 2012):Not oxidized. Still tight and needs age. [TSim@rud]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(August 2012):Not oxidized. [TSim@rud]
  • Bourgogne Blanc (Sept 18, 2013): not oxidized, lovely BB, my second bottle in 2013, both OK. [Kjetil Finsrud]
  • Bourgogne Blanc(Mar 2014):Not oxidized. Moving along slowly[TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tessons (Mar 2012) - not oxidized. [Guillaume Deschamps]
  • Meursault Tessons (Mar 2013) - not oxidized. Young. [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tessons (Mar 2014) - not oxidized. Moving along at a glacial pace. [TSim@rud]
  • Meursault Tessons (Oct 2015) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons(Nov 2015) not oxidized - great bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Tessons (Jan 2016) not oxidized - another great bottle (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Luchets (June 11 2013): Not oxidised [Don Osborne]
  • Meursault Tillets (Oct 2016) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)

2009

  • Bourgogne Blanc (July-Sept). 2 bottles not oxidized. (TSim@rud)
  • Bourgogne Blanc (Dec 2014): not oxidized. (N. Lau)
  • Meursault Vireuils (October 2011) Not Oxidized [Leah Amir]
  • Meursault Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (Mar 2012): Not oxidized. Very young and light on its feet for the vintage [TSim@rud]

2011

  • Meursault Luchets (July 2017): Not oxidized, lovely [Adrian Latimer]

2012

  • Bourgogne blanc (June 2016, May 2017) - not ox, very good (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Luchets( June 2016). Quite splendid. (Adrian Latimer)
  • Meursault Tessons CMP (June 2016). Very young, very fine. (Adrian Latimer)