Based on 2 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 92 points Wine Advocate "The 2020 Meursault Narvaux is terrific, opening in the glass with notes of crisp stone fruit, orange oil, white flowers, beeswax and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, textural and concentrated, it's layered and incisive, with a bright spine of acidity and chalky structuring extract. (WK)" 90-93 points Burghound "Restrained and layered aromas of petrol and essence of poached pear are trimmed in hints of citrus confit. There is again excellent volume to the sappy, delicious and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that deliver outstanding length on the compact and strikingly long finale. This is stunningly good for its level. (AM)"
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About Ballot-Millot & Fils
Domaine Ballot-Millot is comprised of 10 hectares of vineyards, with seven of those hectares located in Meursault. The vineyards contain old vines, with some being 70+ years old. The estate is privileged to possess holdings in five Premier Crus in Meursault, including Perrières and Charmes, Genevrières, Bouchères, and Poruzots. They also have small 1er Cru holdings in the villages of Chassagne, Volnay, Pommard, and Beaune.
Harvest at the estate is all done by hand, and fermentations take place with indigenous yeasts. The winery aims to encourage finesse and delineation over sheer power, with the white wines seeing only 10-20% new oak and raised without battonage. They are aged 12 months in barrel and then racked to tank for an additional six months of refinement. The reds are 100% de-stemmed, with gentle extractions and relatively short cuvaisons.
Domaine Ballot-Millot produces wines that tend toward the Roulot school of Meursault, more tensile and racy, as opposed to the fatter, honeyed, and nutty style of wines that dominated the landscape 20-30 years ago. The terroir-delineation is excellent, given the exceptional range of 1er Crus and lieux-dits that Ballot has in his arsenal.
The estate offers an exceptional opportunity to access top-level quality and pedigree for a relative value compared to the price one finds at the most coveted estates. The wines are unique and noteworthy, with a concentration of flavors, minerality, and complexity that make them worth collecting and drinking. Overall, Domaine Ballot-Millot is a must-try for Burgundy lovers who appreciate finesse, elegance, and the expression of terroir in their wines.