Magic Meursault, Belting Bousse, Missed Flight

A lovely lunch with a good friend at Melbourne’s France Soir restaurant led to a few cleansing ales and me missing my flight home. I made hasty arrangements in the cab on the way to the airport to get onto a later flight, phoned my wife, copped a mouthful of abuse, hung up and the cab driver asked ‘all good mate?’, to which I replied ‘all good’.

2007 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault-Charmes: Some flinty aromas dissipate to reveal a wine crammed full of pure orchard fruits (think white peach and Bosc pear). It has fabulous shape and is dense and sappy with a sweet heart. The wine has amazing tension that gathers all flavours to a single point before marching them in tight unison, providing a long and direct finish.

1999 Pousse d’Or Volnay ‘La Bousse d’Or’: Pop’d and poured and at first shows some cedary oak and not a lot else. We consumed the bottle of white and waited for this Volnay to unfurl, and unfurl it did. There was beef stock and earth notes that come to the fore along with plenty of minerality and Volnay violets. It was savoury, complex and quite precise in the mouth with good detail and a fine, minerally finish.


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Good one Jeremy!

What’s so important about missing a flight compared with a good wine lunch!!

Gotta love those '07 whites…we opened quite a few last weekend, they were all lovely…

Every wine geeks wife should understand wine first wife second. The wines sound great, particularly the Volnay, have not started on my 1999’s yet.

no problem as long as your friend wasn’t the pilot!

The PYCM wines are really magical - I haven’t had any of the 07’s yet but the 06 Charmes was great a while back.