Louis Jadot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2018
Maison Louis Jadot produces a rich and full-bodied Meursault Premier Cru Charmes, traditionally vinified in oak to yield a well structured cuvée which balances firmness with ripe flavours. The soils of Les Charmes, due to their lower position on the slope, are richer and heavier than the thin stony soils of Les Perrières or Genevrières and yield the most typical Meursault 1er cru expressions. Although less racy and elegant than Les Perrieres or Genevrières, Charmes is above all a seductive, approachable wine; round lush and ample on the palate, with slightly less acidity than the former, and tends to develop a distinct hazelnut character with bottle age. This Meursault Charmes 1er Cru is a quintessential wine with full, ripe fruit flavours, a fat, velvety texture and a bouquet redolent of peaches and apricots. The strength and suppleness of Meursault makes these wines ideal partners for food which is both rich and spicy, hot or cold; foie gras, fish in a cream sauce, shellfish in sauce, poultry with cream, strong cheeses. It can be cellared for 8 to 15 years in good conditions of temperature and humidity.