Diam. Leroux’s wine from this small 1er Cru comes from a 0.3-hectare, organically managed parcel in Le Porusot Dessus, the section of the vineyard bordering Genevrières. It’s an east-facing site with very little topsoil. Most of the fruit comes from a parcel of 1930 vines that produce tiny, concentrated berries. The remaining portion comes from 25-year-old vines. This is a site known for producing layered and earthy Meursault (e.g. Germain and Jobard) and Leroux’s example is, as always, one of his most intensely mineral whites.
“The 2018 Meursault Porusot 1er Cru comes from vines up to 90-plus years old. The bouquet needs a little coaxing to reveal its orange blossom and walnut aromas; a touch of smoke emerges with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a saline entry, very good acidity and impressive concentration. There is a touch of grilled almond and walnut toward the persistent finish, completing an accomplished Porusots that should age over the next 15 years or more.” 92-94 points, Neal Martin, Vinous