Slightly more expensive, the 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers Blanc has a more honeyed, opulent style that gives up lots of quince and pineapple fruit, a kiss of minerality, some honeyed toast, medium to full body, and a lengthy finish. It's another terrific white from this team.
A step up from La Petite Ruche, Chapoutier's 2019 Crozes Hermitage Blanc Les Meysonniers ratchets up the intensity and complexity, adding hints of honey and crushed stone to notes of ripe melon and citrus. Medium to full-bodied, round and succulent on the palate, it finishes with mouth-coating flavors and ample length. Aged in a mix of demi-muids and stainless steel, it's a deftly balanced but opulent Marsanne that drinks well now, so why wait?