Vinous – 92
At nearly twenty years of age the 1999 Meursault Les Narvaux is just starting to enter its early plateau of maturity now! Exuberant and powerful, the 1999 possesses off the charts intensity and a level of pure class that is far beyond the realm of most village crus. Time in bottle has started to bring out slightly tropical overtones that add complexity to the yellow orchard fruit character. Readers lucky enough to own it can look forward to another 20 years of exceptional drinking.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038
Robert Parker – 95
“As it approaches its 19th birthday, the 1999 Meursault Les Narvaux is just reaching early maturity. It’s a striking wine, lively green-gold in hue and wafts from the glass with enticing aromas of crisp apricot, lemon confit, pastry cream, oatmeal and iodine. On the palate, it’s full-bodied and textural but chalky, with incredible depth and concentration, underpinned by tangy acids and concluding with a precisely delineated finish.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035