Fine, beautifully balanced Meursault that stands out from the crowd, from a century old producer
Fermented in part new French oak, this splendid Meursault has exceptional depth and complexity, with seamless integration of toasty spice. It's from father and son Thierry and Pascale Matrot, whose family wine heritage dates back to the end of the 19th century. They are very much part of Meursault, which centres around a village of the same name - a sleepy backwater whose streetscape suggests little of its enormous wine reputation. In fact, it is all about wine, with not much more to offer regular tourists. The Matrot vineyards are meticulously managed, enhanced by organic fertilisers and 'green harvesting' to restrict yields. This lush 2011 has textural richness, freshness, minerality and subtle nuttiness. Alcohol: 13%. Drink By: Dec 2022.
Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more