Robert Ampeau – Meursault

22 January 2012, 100 Jane Street, Manhattan

After initially claiming she didn’t like Chardonnay, Diane found out she does – just the kind that grows in Burgundy, France. Ever since she discovered this, she’s always looking to try new Meursaults, Chablis, and of course anything from Montrachet or its neighboring areas.

I recently tried a Meursault at a favorite bar of ours, Anfora – I bought a few bottles and we opened the first one as the Giants were about to turn Alex Smith into the Redskins-era Donavan McNabb:

1995 Robert Ampeau & Fils Meursault

They just released the 1995’s and you can taste the age. It was a bit on the oaky side from what I would have expected but fresh fruit on the palate – peach and stone fruit – with good balance. As the wine warmed up closer to room temperature you could start to get a better sense of the nose and taste the complexity that is likely showing through the aging of the wine.

Diane was curious about the producer and found this great write-up on Robert Ampeau on the wine distributor’s website:

http://moorebrothers.com/domaine-ampeau

** 1995 Robert Ampeau & Fils Meursalt, $70

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