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   * **Meursault Perrieres**(Aug 2009):not oxidized, still tight and youthful [R Younger]   * **Meursault Perrieres**(Aug 2009):not oxidized, still tight and youthful [R Younger]
   * **Meursault Perrieres**(Aug 2011): not oxidized, fabulous [R Younger]   * **Meursault Perrieres**(Aug 2011): not oxidized, fabulous [R Younger]
 +  * **Meursault Perrieres**(Dec 2019): not oxidised [Jammy Wine]
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   * **Meursault Perrieres**(23 Feb 2011): an awesome wine. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]   * **Meursault Perrieres**(23 Feb 2011): an awesome wine. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]
   * **Meursault Perrieres**(Nov 2013):no oxidation, young and fresh [R Younger]   * **Meursault Perrieres**(Nov 2013):no oxidation, young and fresh [R Younger]
 +  * **Meursault Perrieres**(Jan 2018):​Oxidised [Jammy Wine]
   * **Montrachet** (June 2009):​oxidised,​ what a terrible & expensive shame (Adrian Latimer)   * **Montrachet** (June 2009):​oxidised,​ what a terrible & expensive shame (Adrian Latimer)
 ===== 1997 ===== ===== 1997 =====
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   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**( Dec 2009 ) : 2 bottles : not oxidized , very good , for now [Herwig Janssen]   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**( Dec 2009 ) : 2 bottles : not oxidized , very good , for now [Herwig Janssen]
   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**(Apr 2011): Completely oxidized. [Ville Viinikka]   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**(Apr 2011): Completely oxidized. [Ville Viinikka]
 +  * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**(Nov 2018): Oxidised [Jammy Wine]
 +  * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**(Aug 2019): 2 bottles slightly advanced [Jammy Wine]
   * **Meursault Desiree**(June 2007): not oxidized, very good [Joe Durnell]   * **Meursault Desiree**(June 2007): not oxidized, very good [Joe Durnell]
   * **Meursault–Genèvrières** (Oct. & Dec. 2016): 2 btls not oxidized. Exquisite & ageless. Yellow gold color, not showing its age. Orange blossom & orange pekoe in the nose. Orange–infused minerals on the palate. From a lot of 2 purchased in Apr. 2015 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. [Rayner Cheung]   * **Meursault–Genèvrières** (Oct. & Dec. 2016): 2 btls not oxidized. Exquisite & ageless. Yellow gold color, not showing its age. Orange blossom & orange pekoe in the nose. Orange–infused minerals on the palate. From a lot of 2 purchased in Apr. 2015 from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer. [Rayner Cheung]
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   * **Meursault Genevrieres**(Feb 2012): Oxidized - so sad!. (Harald S e l t e)   * **Meursault Genevrieres**(Feb 2012): Oxidized - so sad!. (Harald S e l t e)
   * **Meursault Genevrieres** (Jan 2016): not oxidized and in great shape... medium gold, rich and round, but with less acidity than I would have expected in an 04 (Mike Saviage)   * **Meursault Genevrieres** (Jan 2016): not oxidized and in great shape... medium gold, rich and round, but with less acidity than I would have expected in an 04 (Mike Saviage)
 +  * **Meursault Genevrieres** (Oct 2019): Out of 3 bottles, one was badly premoxed, and advanced and one fresh. [Jammy Wine]
   * **Meursault Charmes** (Dec 2012) very oxidized! (B. Greene)   * **Meursault Charmes** (Dec 2012) very oxidized! (B. Greene)
   * **Meursault Charmes** (May 2015) very oxidized, down the sink (Adrian Latimer)   * **Meursault Charmes** (May 2015) very oxidized, down the sink (Adrian Latimer)
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   * **Meursault** (November 2014): Smelled oxidative in character but not oxidized. Fresh nutty notes off the top. Past its prime. (Jackson R)   * **Meursault** (November 2014): Smelled oxidative in character but not oxidized. Fresh nutty notes off the top. Past its prime. (Jackson R)
   * **Montrachet** (November 2015): Drunk at a restaurant in Alsace legendary for its wine list. Impeccable storage. Dead and gone, totally sherried. Waitress commented when I sent the bottle back that all 2005 Lafon was like this, though other years were much better. (Timothy Magnus)   * **Montrachet** (November 2015): Drunk at a restaurant in Alsace legendary for its wine list. Impeccable storage. Dead and gone, totally sherried. Waitress commented when I sent the bottle back that all 2005 Lafon was like this, though other years were much better. (Timothy Magnus)
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   * **Meursault Clos de le Barre** (Dec 2014): oxidized [Will Cashman]   * **Meursault Clos de le Barre** (Dec 2014): oxidized [Will Cashman]
   * **Meursault–Perrières** (May 2016, May 2019, Nov. 2019): ​ 3 btls not oxidized. On both occasions, the nose was reluctant & the flavors were reserved. Tightly packed with extract, this wine would benefit from decanting and/or service in a glass with a wide bowl. The btl in 2019 was better on day 2. From a lot of 3 purchased at retail in Hong Kong in Mar. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]   * **Meursault–Perrières** (May 2016, May 2019, Nov. 2019): ​ 3 btls not oxidized. On both occasions, the nose was reluctant & the flavors were reserved. Tightly packed with extract, this wine would benefit from decanting and/or service in a glass with a wide bowl. The btl in 2019 was better on day 2. From a lot of 3 purchased at retail in Hong Kong in Mar. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]
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 ===== 2007 ===== ===== 2007 =====
  
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   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**(August 2013) not oxidized [Baroloman]   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre**(August 2013) not oxidized [Baroloman]
   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre** (Sept 2013) not oxidized and excellent [droch]   * **Meursault Clos de la Barre** (Sept 2013) not oxidized and excellent [droch]
 +  * **Meursault Clos de la Barre** (Aug 2020) not oxidized [Jammy Wine]
   * **Meursault Charmes** (Feb 2013) oxidized - ugghhh (R DeAngelo)   * **Meursault Charmes** (Feb 2013) oxidized - ugghhh (R DeAngelo)
   * **Meursault Charmes** (May 2014) not oxidized [Bill Lawrence]   * **Meursault Charmes** (May 2014) not oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
   * **Meursault Charmes** (July 2014) Oxidized (APDH)   * **Meursault Charmes** (July 2014) Oxidized (APDH)
   * **Meursault–Charmes** (Sep. 2018 – May 2019): 3 btls not oxidized. Honeysuckle & orchard fruits in the nose. Well–judged acidity on the palate. 2 btls purchased at retail in Napa (Apr. 2011) & 1 btl in Hong Kong (Dec. 2011). [Rayner Cheung]   * **Meursault–Charmes** (Sep. 2018 – May 2019): 3 btls not oxidized. Honeysuckle & orchard fruits in the nose. Well–judged acidity on the palate. 2 btls purchased at retail in Napa (Apr. 2011) & 1 btl in Hong Kong (Dec. 2011). [Rayner Cheung]
-  * **Meursault–Charmes** (Jun. 2019 – ): btls not oxidized. Magnificent wine still some way from full maturity. Pale gold color. Ripe pear & peach in the nose with a hint of caramel. Plenty of grip on the palate, with sweet orchard fruit flavors followed by steely minerality in the finish. From a lot of 5 purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in Aug. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]+  * **Meursault–Charmes** (Jun. 2019 – Feb. 2020): btls not oxidized. Magnificent wine still some way from full maturity. Pale gold color. Ripe pear & peach in the nose with a hint of caramel. Plenty of grip on the palate, with sweet orchard fruit flavors followed by steely minerality in the finish. From a lot of 5 purchased from the auction platform of a reputable West Coast retailer in Aug. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]
   * **Meursault Genevrieres** (July 2014): After two brilliant bottles earlier this year from the same case (both young, taut, mineral driven and racy), a third bottle was seriously premoxed.   * **Meursault Genevrieres** (July 2014): After two brilliant bottles earlier this year from the same case (both young, taut, mineral driven and racy), a third bottle was seriously premoxed.
   * **Meursault Perrieres** (24 Mar 2011): I don't normally post about wines less than 6 years old, but this wine was notably advanced -- it tasted like a 7 or 8 year old wine. It was fabulous, but scary. Complete cork seal failure? I hope so, as I own a lot of this one [Don Cornwell]   * **Meursault Perrieres** (24 Mar 2011): I don't normally post about wines less than 6 years old, but this wine was notably advanced -- it tasted like a 7 or 8 year old wine. It was fabulous, but scary. Complete cork seal failure? I hope so, as I own a lot of this one [Don Cornwell]
-  * **Meursault–Perrières** (Nov. 2019 – ): 1 btl not oxidized. Classic Lafon in the nose & on the palate, but still youthful & less than fully expressive despite decanting. Color is now gold. From 3 btls purchased at retail in Hong Kong in Feb. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]+  * **Meursault–Perrières** (Nov. 2019 – ): 2 btls not oxidized. Classic Lafon in the nose & on the palate ​with outstanding vinosity. A btl opened in Nov. 2019 was still youthful & less than fully expressive despite decanting. Another btl opened in May 2020 was showing significantly better after 30 mins in the glass. The lingering perfume in the carafe used to decant it was irresistible. Color is now yellow ​gold, but there'​s no sign of oxidation. From 3 btls purchased at retail in Hong Kong in Feb. 2015. [Rayner Cheung]
   * **Puligny-Montrachet,​ Champgain** (March 2015): Vibrant, full of life and singing, not oxidized. [Ken Lamb]   * **Puligny-Montrachet,​ Champgain** (March 2015): Vibrant, full of life and singing, not oxidized. [Ken Lamb]
 ===== 2008 ===== ===== 2008 =====
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   * **Montrachet** (May 2015): Not oxidized but fully developed. Colour was troubling...deepish gold but not dull. Lots of honey on the nose and palate but a ripping acidic core. A very full bodied, big boy wine in the DRC Montrachet. Some might have taken a different view and found it a bit poxed but I didn't find any hints of tiring. Still, if you have it, you better drink it. [Ken Lamb]   * **Montrachet** (May 2015): Not oxidized but fully developed. Colour was troubling...deepish gold but not dull. Lots of honey on the nose and palate but a ripping acidic core. A very full bodied, big boy wine in the DRC Montrachet. Some might have taken a different view and found it a bit poxed but I didn't find any hints of tiring. Still, if you have it, you better drink it. [Ken Lamb]
   * **Meursault Perrieres** (March 2019) Coravin. ​ Alarming pale gold.  Actually very drinkable, impressive, but very advanced, tastes more like 1998 than 2008, big, rich, acidity but very mature (Adrian Latimer)   * **Meursault Perrieres** (March 2019) Coravin. ​ Alarming pale gold.  Actually very drinkable, impressive, but very advanced, tastes more like 1998 than 2008, big, rich, acidity but very mature (Adrian Latimer)
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 +* **Meursault Genevrieres **(February 2020) not oxidized. great bottle very flinty on opening good acid got a little fat as it warmed up [Suzanne Camhi]
  
 ===== 2011 ===== ===== 2011 =====
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