($112) Classic Meursault aromas of soft citrus fruits and hazelnut. Rich, sweet and suave, with soft citrus fruit, lemon, hazelnut and vanilla flavors supported by a solid stony backbone. Conveys an impression of volume without any undue weight. A textbook Meursault with lovely persistence. (From barrel, it was the Tillets that stood out, but today this Tessons is clearly superior.)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2007
Burghound | Rating: 91
While Roulot's PerriŠres is indisputably his flagship wine, the Tessons is the one in which he seems to take the most pride. Discreet though not invisible wood influence serves as a backdrop for the notably ripe peach, pear, hazelnut and spice notes that can also be found on the powerful and concentrated flavors blessed with ample amounts of dry extract and serious finishing drive. This is still a bit youthfully awkward and there are slight reductive notes on the nose but the material, and track record, are here to suggest that this will be something special when it arrives at its majority. I would strongly suggest decanting this if you choose to drink one young.