The 2018 Meursault Poruzots 1er Cru has much more complexity and mineralité than Jobard’s Poruzots: touches of undergrowth and fern, cooking apple and honeysuckle. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and vibrant, quite spicy on the mid-palate with touches of ginger and desiccated orange peel. I appreciate the substance on the finish – good use of extract here. This is very promising. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 white tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2042
A restrained nose is reserved to the point of being almost mute though aggressive swirling eventually liberates notes of green fruit, wood toast, lemon and spiced pear. The gorgeously textured, concentrated and muscular broad-shouldered flavors manage to be at once powerful yet caressing while delivering first-rate length on the bone-dry finish. This is actually a bit finer than it usually is while still packing plenty of punch. Patience advised.