Meursault Genevrieres 1er Cru 2005, Domaine Michelot, Burgundy, France

Domaine Michelot Meursault Genevrieres 2005

I was a little worried when I took my first sip – it was really very very green: pronounced aromas of freshly cut grass, green capsicum, yeasty and really herbaceous. In fact, there was a tinge of green on its pale yellow core too! On the palate it was a lot of green fruit like lime and green mangoes, with a high acidity and medium finish. Steely and mineral notes abound. An hour after this was opened, the nose turned much much sweeter with crème fraiche and vanilla coming out to the fore, pushing all the green fruits to a side, which went really well with the tagliolini al tartufo that was coated with small bits of portobello sauteed in garlic, butter and a dash of salt and pepper. Oh yeah, there was a drizzle of truffle oil on the pasta when it was served as well 🙂

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