Back in January I voiced my love of Vincent Boyer’s wines after tasting them in the London Primeurs for Burgundy. Off the back of the these tastings we bought Vincent’s Meursault ‘Cuvée Fernand Boyer’ 2013 on to our list of 100 wines at The Vintner and it has been going down a storm.

In an effort to be far more regular with these vinous musing and to enhance my reputation with Bacchus a little more, I thought I’d leave my thoughts here after tasting it several times of the last week – it is a tough job but someone has to do it!

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This wine is named after Vincent’s grandfather, Fernand Boyer and I’m sure he’d be very proud. It is made up of fruit from four different Meursault vineyards; Moulin Landin, Les Pelles Dessous, Le Pellans & Le Prie de Manche – each bring their own personality and characteristics to the final blend.

Back in January, I noted that reds fared slightly better than whites in the 2013 vintage and whilst I maintain this, I believe there are still wonderful white wines to be enjoyed – this being no exception.

When I taste white burgundy, the thing I’m looking for to separate the men from the boys is tension – the fine balance created as richness and generosity battle with minerality and acidity as one drinks the wine – Boyer’s effort has tension in spades.

The nose is rich and decadent with butterscotch and popcorn accompanying a broad stone fruit profile. On the palate, one gets freshness to balance out this richness. With plenty of moreish minerality, stone fruits continue on the palate, marrying beautifully with floral notes of honeysuckle and blossom.

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The acidity in this wine is still very present, and perhaps slightly prickly but I do not mind this in a young white burgundy. As the wine ages and this acidity softens, look forward to added complexity as the wines take on nutty notes and gets even more silky. A real star and great value considering the eye watering prices we experience in this day and age.

@wjtrotman

@thevintner

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