The legendary Meursault producer is an important owner in "Les Combettes," an extension of the Meursault Premier Cru "Les Charmes" that lies across the path in Puligny-Montrachet.
Robert and Michel Ampeau make some of the longest-lived and sought-after wines in Burgundy. Even the whites are rarely sold before they have spent at least ten years in their unusually deep, cold cellar in Meursault.
First, dont overchill the wine. And use a good large Burgundy glass if you can, not only to contain the fascinating aromas, but also to show off the deep, saturated, bright green-gold color. Ripe Braeburn apples, roasted corn and hazelnuts, dried honey, and clean fresh hay move in and out of the foreground as the wine evolves over time. On the palate, the attack is assertive at first, and then the wine becomes languid, as the ripe honeyed flavors grow more voluminous with time, adding lime blossom and smoke, and always remaining firm, fresh and vibrant, like a perfect skipping stone (even the empty glass smells great the next day). Drink now 2020. But no need to wait; this one is ready today.
-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers Wine Company, December 7, 2013