The unusual name (the donkey's back) refers to the shape of this premier cru vineyard which is high up the slope of Meursault. The wine itself, from vines owned by the Leflaive family, is in a rich yet structured style. It has great spice and toast as well as stylish crisp fruits and great acidity. The minerality and the texture will certainly allow the wine to age, so drink from 2020.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.