1991 Meursault Perreries

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The taste of a Meursault Les Perrieres from 1991 is astonishing. The producer is Robert Ampeau, a rather obscure name in my wine field. The wine was alive and kicking to my surprise was a perfect match for our first dish, black truffles and scrambled egg. The nose lively and the taste faint mature chardonnay, yet elegant enough that it carried itself for the dish.

1991 was a challenging year for growers, and frost at the end of April and severely reduced yields, particularly in Meursault. The summer was hot but rain in September led to outbreaks of rot and in the harvested grapes. However, quality-driven growers made efforts to eliminate damaged fruit and the overall quality is to be commended. (92+ Points)