2015 Meursault Les Clous, Verget 75CL
The 2015 Meursault Les Clous comes from free-draining shallow soils and is matured in one-third new oak for eight months with bâtonnage. I have to say, I found the aromatics a little subdued when I tasted the wine and had to coax Meursault-like aromas from the glass.
The palate has a pleasant fattiness on the entry, quite spicy and indeed, there is more Meursault typicité here. There is decent length with a peppery finish completing a "decent" Meursault that needs to develop the aromatics in the bottle. Ergo I would afford this a couple of years.
The brilliant wine-maker Jean-Marie Guffens is hidden behind the Maison Verget. His wines prevail as the best of the Mâconnais. This brand created in 1990 in Sologny brings together all the wines of its trading business, with a superb range of appellations, from Chablis to Mâconnais, to highlight the specificities and nuances of each terroir.
A safe bet in Burgundy, Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen is a Master in the art of Chardonnay. His wines from the Mâconnais and those from the Luberon have acquired a solid reputation; with diamond-polished cuvées which are always very pure, both rich and tense.