In a nutshell: A seductive Côte de Beaune 1er Cru from a distinguished producer.
The lowdown: The Bouzereau family are stalwarts of the village of Meursault and their wines among the most admired. Under Jean-Baptiste Bouzereau they've achieved a good balance between traditional and modern practices to the undoubted benefit of their output. This Premier Cru comes from vineyards near the neighbouring hamlet of Blagny and is quite powerfully rich and complex. After plenty of time in barrel before bottling the ripe fruits flavours have a creaminess that gives a touch of butterscotch and toasty oakiness. Everything is kept is good balance with a mineral crispness that leads to a clean lingering finish.
When to drink: Good drinking from now and well into the 2020s, creamy game, pork or meat fish dishes are the order of the day here when it comes to food matching.
The Bouzereau family is a part of the fabric of the village of Meursault in the heart of the Côte de Beaune. Michel himself has held the post of President of the Burgundy Growers Union and is a force to be reckoned with.
Since 1999 the domaine has been looked after by his son Jean-Baptiste and whilst he's freshened and livened up some elements, for instance giving wines more time in barrel before bottling, he's largely remained true to the traditional practices championed by his father.
As a result the domaine remains on of the appellation's top producers across their range of cuvées and each are excellent value for money from their humble generic Bourgognes right to their top crus.