2017 Domaine Ballot Millot Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru
A trace of mineral reduction sits atop the pretty and very floral-inflected aromas of various white-fleshed fruit and citrus scents. The caressing yet intense mineral-driven flavors possess outstanding complexity on the balanced and impressively long finish. This is at once delicate yet powerful and should also age effortlessly. Drink 2027+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Perrières derives from a parcel situated next to Grivault's Clos des Perrières. Unwinding in the glass with scents of musky peach, white flowers, fresh pear and nutmeg, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with fine tension at the core, racy acids and a long, mineral finish. Drink 2025 - 2045.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)
The 2017 Meursault Perrières 1er Cru is clearly the pick from winemaker Charles Ballot this year. It has a wonderful, mineral-rich, tensile bouquet that displays much more energy and conviction than the Genevrières. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, offering orange peel and dried apricot notes, and very long and expansive toward the finish. Superb. Drink 2021 - 2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous
From the lower part of Perrières, next to the Clos. Pale lemon, there is quite a weight of fruit evident but very balanced, the nose draws one out further. Plush white fruit with a fresh lime tinge to it, the typical slightly bitter from youth aspect. This is a muscular wine in a refined framework.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy