Notes of toast, almond, citrus and pear on the nose. Nice body and structure in the mouth, with some minerality and lemony acidity in youth.
The Monatine vineyard lies entirely within the village of Meursault. Alain’s vines are from the oldest part of the vineyard, but lie about 30 ft outside the boundary to be designated a village-level wine. He can therefore only market the wine as a regional Bourgogne, even though it has all the characteristics of a village Meursault. A top value that many sommeliers call, the “Baby Meursault”.
A really stellar bottle for the $.