Checking All Of The Boxes:
2018 De Montille Meursault 1er Cru Porusots

Posted by Ian McFadden

De Montille is famous for their long-lived and utterly classical wine.

Nothing is rushed; there appears to be little interest in exploiting youthful flash.

It's a style of Burgundy that really speaks to us. Across the range, a thread of purity and finesse runs through the wines, serving as their defining characteristic. 

photo of label of Demontille

De Montille's range is dizzying, covering top sites for white and red Burgundy. While more famous for their red Burgundies, their Corton-Charlemagne, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets, and Meursaults are some of the great, unsung white Burgundies.

Today, we're happy off De Montille's 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Porusots for $110.95 on bottles and $104.95 in 3-packs. 

The 2018 Porusots was the standout of a recent tasting of a handful of De Montille's whites and other white Burgundies. All of us were shocked by the wine's verve and delineation. 

The 1er Cru Porusots is an east-facing vineyard with deep clay soils. The site produces lavish, layered, and deeply structured wines. De Montille's parcel is in a special very stony area called "Dessous" and adjacent to the renowned 1er Cru Les Genevrieres. 

De Montille's Porusots stands out from the pack with its rigorous intensity and power that melds seamlessly into serious tension. The 2018 Porusots is a really compelling example of the strength of their collection this vintage. There's a soaring sculpted power along with detailed elegance. Burghound captures the wine well when he highlights the wine's "excellent density and...  taut muscularity." 

The 2018 Porusots offers dazzling clarity and a gripping mineral-drenched presence. It delivers so much of what I seek in Meursault. I strongly suggest picking up a 3-pack to watch it evolve. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Burghound: "Pungent aromas of green fruit, citrus peel, matchstick and once again a whiff of the phenolic can be found on the attractively layered nose. There is both excellent density and power to the medium weight plus flavors that possess a taut muscularity on the impressively complex and lingering finish. As is typically the case with Poruzots, this attractive effort is not refined though refinement isn't why one buys Poruzots."