Louis de Bahèzre de Lanlay was an inspector of telegraph lines, who bequeathed his fortune to the Hospices de Beaune in 1884, enabling the construction of a surgical block and an old people’s building. This is the larger of the two Hospices Cuvées of Meursault-Charmes, and often the more mineral in character. It comes from very old vines: half from Charmes Dessous (planted 1947), half from Charmes Dessus (planted 1946).
Clear, delicate, pale greenish-yellow color with lemon peel and red apples on the nose, with white flowers and a hint of white pepper spice on the palate. Slightly reductive notes disappear in the swirling process. On the palate, light fruit flavors of peach and other stone fruits, green apple and lemon, as well as minerals such as flint and slate and savory bread notes from the barrel. Balanced acidity and rounded, ripe Chardonnay flavors unfold on the palate with a beautiful finish that lasts forever.Already well-balanced, but it will be further refined with 8-10 years of aging.