A proper smoke shrouded slut this, offering everything up. At a first glance it seems it's put on a few years too many for a Supermarket own brand, yet with some reading up on the vintage, the Meursault seems to have come from a golden year. This seems to be yet another find in what can only be described as year already ear-marked for aged wines of fantastic quality and knocked prices.
The wine is showing its ages with an deep and intense golden colour consuming the wine. Wines with this age offer some beautiful colours and this is no different.
The nose follows up no less intense than the colour. Buttered tropical fruits with a cloudy smoke hazily sitting over the wine initially. Smoky poached peach begins to open up on the palate. Some notes of almost dried hay. Hints of apricot begin to protrude on the nose, as the fruits begin to define themselves a little some lemon flower emerges amongst the buttery goodness.
The butter of the nose is the first and last think about this wine, holding together a huge body. It kicks off on the palate and then the fruits open up, tropical and slightly bitter. As the fruit fades from the palate, the butter re-emerges coating the lengthy finish. Again following lead from the nose the palate and finish reveal elements of lemon flower, adding a nice layer of complexity to the palate.
This may just be Tesco's attempting to clear stock, but for us wino folk, a ten year old Meursault for €10. Well bar being stark raving mad, this is amazing offer. Simply for the chance to try a decent wine, with considerable age on it, this is a must.