The 2009 Perrieres from Jean-Francois Coche does not quite possess the thrilling bouquet as the succeeding vintage, but that does not detract from the ethereal slate and honeysuckle scents that display exquisite delineation. The palate is extremely well-balanced, more delicate than the 2010, and Zen-like toward the finish. There is so much potential here, I would cellar bottles for another five or six years. Tasted March 2013.
Very pale color. Orange and lemon pith, wet stone and a whiff of marzipan on the slightly reduced nose. Wonderfully creamy and fine-grained in the mouth, saturating the entire palate with orange, dusty stone and ginger flavors. Superb citric cut keeps it fresh and extends the very long finish. Outstanding wine, and true to its terroir.
The 2009 Meursault Perrieres is pure seduction. Slate, ash and smoke are just some of the nuances that wrap around the palate in this captivating, strikingly beautiful wine. The wine shows multiple players of flavor all the way through to the kaleidoscopic finish. Coche says the berries in Perrieres were particularly small. This is insanely beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2017+.