Your first impression of les Perrières is that of a typical Corton, as it is so frequently described: powerful, mature, tannic. But that impression should be moderated because the wine is apparently multifaceted: certainly very mature, which accounts for its fatness, but then mineral with a structured, even tannic finish. All these elements necessarily take time to integrate.
The 2010 Corton Les Perrieres comes across as quite firm, tannic and unyielding. This is all about pure length and minerality. Dark red and black fruit notes struggle to emerge with air, but the wine’s energy is so massively implosive that it is hard to get a great read at this stage. Still, it is impossible to miss the focus and sheer verve of what is in the glass. There certainly appears to be the potential for the Perrieres to develop into a splendid wine. It is already pretty terrific, if not fully formed. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045.
Jean-Nicolas Meo was away on the day of my visit, so I tasted with assistant winemaker Peer Reiss. The harvest started on September 22 and took about ten days to complete. Overall, I am a big fan of the 2010s here. Although I did not get a chance to taste the 2009s from bottle, my notes suggest 2010 will turn out to be the more interesting vintage. The Meo-Camuzet negociant wines are reviewed separately.
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