Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Maison Benjamin Leroux, MEURSAULT, 1er Cru, 'BLAGNY La Pièce sous le Bois'
A tiny crop, just 6 barrels from 1.62ha. I saw Benjamin in this vineyard in the very early hours of Wednesday 7th April, with a light covering of snow in the vineyard and freezing temperatures. He had set candles to work, but with little effect. What little wine could be made is good though. Pale green tints to the colour. Quite elegant but a wine on a small scale. More intensity than I expected on the palate, a lightly buttery note from the oak behind, and good length. *** 90-92 Jasper Morris MW.
The 2021 Meursault-Blagny La Pièce Sous Le Bois 1er Cru has a cool, reserved nose at first that is quite Puligny-like, with fine mineralité and definition. Scents of grapefruit and pear emerge with time. The palate is well-balanced with a silver thread of acidity. It's more linear and edgy than the Vireuils, with a little more persistence on the finish. Delicious. 91-93 Neal Martin, Vinous.
Drinking Window: 2026 - 2030