Meursault Les Tillets Domaine Boyer-Martenot, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, 2011
100% Chardonnay. Hand harvested, and aged in 100% oak barrels (1/3 of the barrels are new each vintage).
Immediately mineral, but with a mouth filling honeyed citrus character, hints of cinnamon spice and a long finish. A fine expression of both the terroir and the excellent vintage.
A touch mushroomy on the nose (hence the minus). Cleaner and fresher on the palate. Nice depth and texture giving -it a real presence in the mouth. Good length too. (JH) 17-/20 www.jancisrobinson.com
“From Côte de Beaune this wine is from the same soil as Narvaux both benefiting from the same qualities; however, the difference between the two Tillets is south facing and therefore profiting in more sunlight. This vineyard used to have lime-trees (called Tille Tillet Or) growing around the outskirts which in the medieval times were used for creating medicines. This soil gives us a wine that shows off the wonderful characteristics of a typical Meursault - the subtle yet powerful aromas staying loyal to its name.”
Domaine Boyer-Martenot is a family-run property, utilising traditional methods of production. One of Meursault’s rising stars, their philosophy is that great wine is made in the vineyard rather than the winery.