Henri Perrusset, Macon Villages, ‘Macon Farges‘, selection vielles vignes 2002 The nose is quite complex with smokiness, nuttiness, butterscotch and brown spices. In the mouth a beautiful richness has developed, buttery and full of baked apple spices yet underpinned by the tartness of green apples, providing a youthful glow under the more mature notes.
This wine has been a lovely experience for a number of reasons beyond the goods in the glass. First, often wine enthusiasts only age the more revered appellation wines from the top producers. Yet there are times when someone less famous fashions a wine from a less exalted appellation and hits a home run, making a wine that runs the distance, in this case drinking beautifully 7 years after the harvest.
The second point is that this wine delivers stacks of complexity without a note of decay and several years ago sold for less than $20 in the states.
Viva Perrusset! Mis en bouteille par Henri Perrusset in Farges-Les-Macon 13% purchased for $15.99 at Traverso’s some time ago, I don’t remember when.