Vincent Dureuil-Janthial Rully Blanc 1er Cru Le Meix Cadot 2017

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Le Meix Cadot is the largest of Rully’s 1er Crus and sits on a mini-plateau east of the village. Dureuil-Janthial controls 1.71-hectares (planted in 1980) in a very chalky area enclosed by walls (i.e., it’s a clos) and perfect for Chardonnay. Like most of Dureuil’s sites, the soils are clay/limestone and it is worked organically. 

This has considerably more flesh than the Rully villages, but it’s still fresh and vibrant. In keeping with the theme of the rest of the range, this offers a ripe and seductive nose with all kinds of stone fruits. This follows through to a tightly-wound yet paradoxically rich and ripe palate packed with ripe peach, greengage plum and acacia flower notes and a spicy, salivating and lingering, chalky finish. This is simply a brilliant wine. It would be extremely difficult to find a white from the Côte d’Or that comes close to this for value. It will age but is already a fabulous drink. Do not hesitate.

“The 2017 Rully 1er Cru Meix Cadot is drinking beautifully, and I have already personally accounted for five or six bottles in restaurants throughout Burgundy. Offering up an inviting bouquet of crisp orchard fruit, citrus oil, blanched almonds and nutmeg, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and incisive, with fine depth at the core, marrying tension with generosity, concluding with a long, elegantly mineral finish.” 93 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate 

Outstanding. Here the wood influence is no longer subtle though it's not so intrusive as to overshadow the notably ripe and overtly floral liqueur-like aromas of spiced pear and apple. There is fine density as well as excellent punch to the very rich yet reasonably well-detailed flavors that possess excellent length though this will need to develop a bit more depth to fully merit my rating. With that said, the underlying material appears to be present for that to occur and provided you have the patience, this is recommended.” 91 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound

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