The village of Meursault is an important appellation for Maison Olivier Leflaive as it is the home of chief winemaker Franck Grux. The Maison typically produces up to 10 cuvées including Premiere Crus; Perrières, Charmes, Genevrières, Poruzots and Narvaux.
Terroir: Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots is located in the heart of the appellation just south of the village and bordering Les Genevrières to the south. The overall vineyard is 72 acres and Olivier Leflaive owns a small portion of it. Soils are rocky and dominated by limestone.
Vinification The parcels are hand harvested and undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The Maison restricts the use of new oak to just 20% to retain vineyard character. The wines see on average 12-15 months in barrel before a gentle fining, blending and finally bottling. The wine will rest in bottle for 15-18 months prior to release.
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A lean, lemon-infused version, with bracing acidity and a touch of spice. Starts out with an impact, losing a little steam on the finish, which is chalky and compact. Best from 2019 through 2024.
Score: 91 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
Grux indicated that this had just been bottled and not surprisingly very strong residual sulfur notes dominate the nose. On the plus side there is outstanding volume and richness to the imposingly-scaled full-bodied flavors that possess a succulent, even opulent, mouth feel that contrasts nicely with the almost bone dry and powerful finale. As the description suggests this is somewhat awkward at present yet the underlying material is really quite impressive and thus my rating offers the benefit of the doubt that it will harmonize with a few years of bottle age.
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