Meursault - Genevrieres 1992 Michelot-Buisson
7/98. Acquired on Feb-96 for $44 (imported from London for $59 net).
There are few white wines I like more than a good 1er Cru Meursault. Those of Michelot-Buisson I have tasted in the past were particularly fine. I was looking forward to my first 1992 from this producer.
COLOR: Deep yellow, looks fat and promising.
NOSE: Initially - all that one could look for. White fruit like apples and pears. Rich, nutty perfume rounded up by measured woody tones. Alas, after 30 minutes or so, the wood became more and more dominant to eventually mask anything else...
TASTE: Similarly. At first the epitome of Meursault. Rich, buttery, chewy, concentrated and well balanced. But after a while strong wood flavors dominated the palate in such a way that nothing much was left of the good wine.
LENGTH: Long aftertaste that turned in time from winy to woody.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Fat and viscous like it should be. Lots of winyness but somewhat lacking in acidity even before the wood became dominant. Later the wine got completely out of balance.
OVERALL: Very-good (a compromise between "excellent-plus" initially and "merely good" eventually). A strange wine to be enjoyed only within the first half hour...
MARK: 16/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? No.
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