Benjamin Leroux, Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru (Burgundy, France) La Piece Sous le Bois 2019

($125, Becky Wasserman Selection):  In a word, wow!  Airy and mineraly, this Meursault has an underlying richness.  All its glory is amplified by leaving the bottle re-corked in the fridge overnight.  It’s like a cross between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, which given the location of the vineyard, high on the slope (literally, the area under the forest) bordering Puligny, makes sense.  Belying the heat of the vintage, this Meursault has great acidity and enormous energy.  If drinking now, I would open it several hours before serving and let it sit in the glass after your pour it.  At this stage, it needs an opportunity to open and reveal itself.  Frankly, if you have the resources, leave it in the cellar for five years.
95 Michael Apstein Jan 18, 2022