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This wine is liquid gold. The three greatest Cru or vineyards in the great Appellation of Meursault are Charmes, Genevrieres and Perrieres, They have richness, density and complexity that has no equal. One of the greatest producers in Meursault is Ballot Millot. The wines of Ballot Millot are blue chip and are snapped up by aficionados in every vintage. Charl Ballot is one of the greatest winemakers in the Cote de Beaune. The house is one of the greatest Domaines I tasted in the Cote de Beaune, where we find great red wines but we also find the greatest white wines the world has to offer. Charl is a great example of why Burgundy is so great. He is the third Ballot (Father and Grand Father before him) tending the same vineyards knowing every possible iteration of the growing season, how the vineyard will react, when to pick, how long to macerate etc. etc. It has become an art form almost based on feel that is based on hundreds of years of experience passed down. These winemakers have a confidence and a knowledge of what they are doing that I have never seen anywhere else. I found the younger winemakers like Charl making the best wine and the confidence they exuded was truly special. (picture of Charl and I in Burgundy at his place in Meursault). His Meursault rival the quality of Coche-Dury and Jobard at a fraction of the price. Today I have tiny amounts of the 2011 Ballot Millot Meursault Charmes to offer. We have now had three short vintages in Burgundy and getting any type of quantity to offer is almost impossible. Total production of this wine for the world is under fifty cases. This wine is at the absolute pinnacle of white Burgundy and will give you incredible pleasure over the next fifteen years.

Dom Ballot Millot Meursault Charmes 2011 (Burgundy; France) Bttl $109.99 Cs Bttl $99.99

Will Ship Next Week, Tiny Availability.

Soft, seamless and seductive, the palate with layers of expressive fruit. There is plenty of underlying minerality but the fruit is so huge it virtually covers all of the structural elements. The wine remains graceful and round through to the finish. This may need a number of years to show at its best, but it is stunningly beautiful.

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