(malo almost finished): Sexy aromas of lemon and musky minerals, plus a hint of grilled oak. Sweet and opulent, but with racy acidity framing the lemon, orange and menthol flavors and giving cut to the wine. Really lipsmacking combination of acidity and minerality here. Finishes sappy, sweet and very long, with penetrating orange and crushed rock notes. (Coche's Corton-Charlemagne was almost finished with its malolactic fermentation but was hard-edged and totally locked up, so I will wait to taste it in its finished form.)
Robert Parker 95
The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru les Perrières has a more austere and distant bouquet compared to the explosive Genevrières: wonderful stone and sea cave scents with oyster shell coming through with continued aeration. The palate is poised from the very well balanced tension and length, plus there is tangible salinity on the finish. This is the well-behaved cousin of the Genevrières but hey, who do you want to hang out with?
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2032