2015 Jean Marie Bouzereau Meursault
Here it is – totally Insider Meursault. So totally Insider, I can barely find a thing about it from all my sources.
What I do have for you is the flavor and a price. Here goes: When I tasted this (and then proceeded to drink not one, but two bottles in a sitting), it reminded me of the perfect marriage of old-school methods with a restrained sense of ripeness. It’s the kind of Meursault that will develop into that savory cream, coconut, limestone flavor and texture if given time in the cellar. It’s bright and crystalline right now, but not forceful. I can feel the depths of nature’s Meursault flavor here without any sort of cover – its purity is exquisite.
And the price: for 2015 Meursault, it’s at a darn good price. You all know what is coming in at least the next two vintages – probably nothing, and certainly no price breaks. I’d load up now and sail through the next couple of years.
Okay, that is a super short pitch but entirely true. Here’s what I know about the producer:
The Bouzereau family is based in Meursault and has many off shoots. At least five at my last count. One of them is slightly famous, Michel Bouzereau, and apparently submits samples to American wine magazines, hence somewhat “covering up” his smaller cousin’s winery.
Jean-Marie Bouzereau took over the family helm in 1994 as a young man after studying wine in Beaune, America and Australia. This winery used to be named Bouzereau-Emonin after the two grandfathers and upon dad’s retirement, was split into Domaine Vincent Bouzereau and Domaine Jean-Marie Bouzereau.
From the scattered remarks I can find, Vincent Bouzereau appears to be an underperformer, so we can be thankful Jean-Marie is finding his own way.
Whatever the case may be, with this one I just have to stand by my palate – this is delicious and classic Meursault built for aging and at a darn good price. If that’s not enough, no worries – we’ll be tasting it this Friday at Brady. Cheers!