One of the Contenders for the top White Burgundy Premier Cru best buy of the vintage, the 2020 Charmes from Chateau de Meursault, is exceptional. These are our last bottles of this fantastic wine, one of the best examples of the Charmes from Chateau de Meursault of all time. The 2020 is a tremendous effort, especially at this pricing for a wine of this caliber. We still have some of the only bottles available in the USA, which are due to arrive in March of this year.
This large Domaine in Meursault was always an excellent buy for the money in the past, and with new owners and a large cash infusion a few years back, the quality skyrocketed. The new owners replaced the old wine-making equipment, cut yields in half, and started farming sustainably. We have had great success with past vintages of this wine, and this Cuvee was a stand-out when we tried it a few years back, winning best in show for the appellation in previous vintages. As we keep saying, 2020 will be a vintage to buy because of the small quantities in 2021, and reports show that it will be an extraordinary year for White Burgundy. Charmes-Dessus is an excellent location, situated at the top of the Les Charmes vineyard, connecting to Les Perrières, and is prime Premier Cru territory. A rare find with only a limited amount ever imported to the US, this is a friendly price for a bottle of this caliber and an early shot at the vintage as more of the 2020s start becoming available. This will not be one to miss, and we expect some nice scores to follow suit.
Jasper Morris 94-96 points! "Pure fine lemon colour. A noble terroir here, with a wonderful depth to the bouquet, very classy, too well balanced to be described as heady, exceptional but balanced power in the mouth with its classical chiselled finish, and superb length. This regular winner is once again an absolute stand out in 2020."