2011 Philippe Chavy, Meursault “Narvaux” AC, White Burgundy, France.
Beautifully detailed and remarkably old school, the 2011 Philippe Chavy Meursault Narvaux reminds me of my early days trying the classics, this is lovely White Burgundy with poise, grace and energy. I tried a few samples from Philippe Chavy, not ever having his wines before, and I must say this guy is the reran deal, and could be the next superstar, each wine was a showstopper from his Aligote to his Puligny-Montrachet, but I must say his 2011 Narvaux Meursault seduced me and is my favorite of the selection I was lucky enough to taste. Sadly these wines won’t hit the US until September of 2013 as I’d love to be drinking these up now, though the wait will be rewarded, and since his is not well known yet these wines are very reasonably priced considering the fine depth and quality. The 2011 Chavy Meursault Narvaux is deep and mineral essences with wonderful body, texture and elegance with electrically charged acidity and subtle creaminess with a nice saline element. The nose brings white flowers, steely mineral and fresh citrus leading to the round and layered palate of apple, pear and fig, river stones, clove and a hint of honeycomb. Everything is graceful and flowing, showing the best of this Chardonnay and the lingering lemon filled finish is sublime, drink from 2014-2020.
($55 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive