2015 Meursault, Charmes, 1er Cru, Domaine Darviot-Perrin, Burgundy

2015 Meursault, Charmes, 1er Cru, Domaine Darviot-Perrin, Burgundy

Product: 20158217040
2015 Meursault, Charmes, 1er Cru, Domaine Darviot-Perrin, Burgundy


Created in small batches, each one with its own personality, Penny Blue rum is matured on the estate and is, by definition, rare and finite.

Every batch is unique although there is continuity in overall style to retain the rich, smooth, fruity complexity that makes this single estate Rum a real expression of its Mauritian terroir.

The Penny Blue Mauritian Rum Collection is not only popular with connoisseurs but is also recognized by the spirits industry as the very best in class. Most lately Penny Blue has been awarded Gold in the Spirits Business (2014 and 2015), awarded "Outstanding" with 5 stars by Difford's Guide and awarded Gold in the World Rum Awards 2015.

Colour: Bright amber gold
Nose: Honeyed, with a full fruitiness and delicate spice
Palate: Bright and rich with concentrated burnt orange, passion fruit and spice. Playfully fruity, with balancing tannins and spicy outcrops
Limited release of 10,000 bottles for sale internationally excl. the USA
Matured in ex-Cognac, Whisky and Bourbon casks
This is a blend of rums between 7 and 13 years old, representing the oldest average ages for an XO release to date
Awarded Gold Medal – Rum Masters 2015, The Spirits Business
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About this WINE

Domaine Darviot - Perrin

Domaine Darviot - Perrin

The domaine was created by Didier Darviot in 1989 with his wife Geneviève, née Perrin, whose family is the source of many of the vineyards. This is a meticulous producer with fine, pure, precisely focussed wines of both colours.

Though based in Monthélie, the core of the domaine rotates around holdings in Meursault, including 1ers crus Charmes, Genevrières and Perrières, Chassagne-Montrachet including 1ers crus Blanchots-Dessus (white) and Bondues (red) and Volnay, including 1ers crus La Gigotte and Santenots,. There is also a very good village bottling of Volnay Les Blanches.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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There are more top producers in Meursault than in any other commune of the Côte d’Or. Certainly it is the most famous and popular of the great white appellations. Its wines are typically rich and savoury with nutty, honeyed hints and buttery, vanilla spice from the oak.

Even though it is considerably larger than its southerly neighbours Chassagne and Puligny, Meursault contains no Grands Crus. Its three best Premiers Crus, however – Les Perrières, Les Genevrières and Les Charmes – produce some of the region’s greatest whites: they are full, round and powerful, and age very well. Les Perrières in particular can produce wines of Grand Cru quality, a fact that is often reflected in its price. Meursault has also been one of the driving forces of biodynamic viticulture in the region, as pioneered by Lafon and Leflaive.

Many of the vineyards below Premier Cru, known as ‘village’ wines, are also well worth looking at. The growers vinify their different vineyard holdings separately, which rarely happens in Puligny or Chassagne. Such wines can be labelled with the ‘lieu-dit’ vineyard alongside (although in smaller type to) the Meursault name.

Premier Cru Meursault should be enjoyed from five to 15 years of age, although top examples can last even longer. Village wines, meanwhile, are normally at their best from three to 10 years.

Very occasionally, red Meursault is produced with some fine, firm results. The best red Pinot Noir terroir, Les Santenots, is afforded the courtesy title of Volnay Santenots, even though it is actually in Meursault.

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Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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