M. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Meysonniers Blanc 2019
Limpid yellow. High-pitched aromas of orange zest, apple and honeysuckle, along with a subtle overlay of smoky minerals. Dry and brisk on the palate, offering nicely concentrated citrus fruit and melon flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Finishes with good clarity, an echo of candied pear and a lingering floral quality.
Medium gold colored, the 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers Blanc is more exotic, with lots of pineapple, spice (celery seed), and buttered citrus aromas. Medium-bodied, fresh and lively on the palate, it too has beautiful richness and depth, all for a rock-solid price. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.
One hundred percent Marsanne from the eastern part of the appellation, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage les Meysonniers Blanc was matured in old oak (25%) and stainless steel (75%). It's medium-bodied, structured and intense, with melon upfront and citrus on the finish.