2017 Bachelet-Monnot Meursault Clos du Cromin
The Clos du Cromin is located on the north side of the Meursault vineyards, near the border of Volnay. Surrounded by dry-stone walls and with a south/south-east exposure, the soil is deep and rich in red clay, although there is still a lot of rock at the base of the vineyard. It’s a powerful terroir—a sunny site that ripens early according to Marc Bachelet—and it is equally conducive to Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Marc and Alex Bachelet work with a small 0.21-hectare parcel of vines here—half of the vines are over 90 years old (some of the oldest vines in Meursault) with the rest planted in 1998. As expected, its more textural than the Puligny, offering up fleshy fruit with notes of ripe pear, brown spice and then a vibrant, mineral finish with a twist of grip. A wonderfully precise and structured Meursault.
“The 2017 Meursault Clos du Cromin is lovely, wafting from the glass with aromas of peach, pear, roasted nuts and anise. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, textural and gourmand, with a broad attack, good depth at the core and incisive acids that temper the inherent unctuosity typical of wines from this site.” 89-91+ points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, February 2019