Shows the soft citrus side of Meursault, along with aromas of flowers and hazelnut. At once gentle and fresh, displaying a more saline character and more obvious minerality than the village wine. With better acidity, this wine conveys good definition and less easy sweetness. Finishes penetrating, elegant and long, with sappy minerality.
90-92 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2018)
The 2017 Meursault Désirée wafts from the glass with appealing aromas of ripe lemons, orange blossom, pastry cream and beeswax. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and gourmand, underpinned by succulent but ripe acids. This younger vine cuvée—the parcel was replanted in 2007-2008 and made its comeback with the 2012 vintage—hasn't yet attained the fleshy amplitude that used to distinguish it, but it makes progress every year. It hails from a warm site near Santenots, just below Meursault's campground.
89-91+ points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)