Joseph Drouhin – Meursault 1er Cru ‘Charmes’ 2017 is a stunning French white wine from the Burgundy region. 100% chardonnay, this is a very special white wine indeed.
The nose, concentrated and elegant, full without being heady, evokes aromas of almond, warm bread just taken out of the oven, hot croissant, then, fine spice and finally grilled dried fruit. The flavours are at the same refined level as the aromas. The body is round without being heavy; the acidity is well integrated and is never biting. The texture feels like silk without the alcohol ever being dominant. The wine develops on the palate and opens up fully until the very long aftertaste brings back some of the precious aromas felt in the bouquet: almond paste and hot brioche.
A few kilometers south of Beaune, in the prestigious area known as Côte des Blancs (slope of the whites). The Premier Cru vineyard is located in the southern part of the Meursault appellation.
Serves at: 13°C