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“A tourist trap”

Chateau de Meursault
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Meursault
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: On the Route des Grands Crus, Chateau de Meursault is an inevitable stop for visiting the wineries, taste and buy wines.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This review will be in english so that fellow tourists from english speaking countries don't go in this tourist trap. Because this is one.
We went there following the advice of the person who was renting the bikes.

This is just outrageously expensive. 15 euros to get a glass of wine (yeah!!), visit a few rooms of a castle with a few paints - nothing remarkable there and there are no explanation (audioguide), visit huge caves - ok, they are impressive, but getting a tour in the dark among hundreds of bottles of wine..., and finally get to drink 5 different wines.
There are few explanations, but since tourists arrive successively, you don't have a personal one. I found the wines awfully overpriced, and not particularly good given the high price. When a bottle costs 40+ Euros, you can expect something good, not an average wine. The catch here is that although there is somebody serving the tourists you can get as much wine as you want. I saw people with almost the full glass, so multiply by 5; I do hope they are not driving afterwards.
We were lucky to find another place where it was only the two of us and we got a one tour with lots of explanations, again on 5 wines, all from the same year. Frankly, that was so different. And we just paid 6 Euros.

3  Thank aryna
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Chateau de Meursault is on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Meursault in one of the most famous wine areas in the world. The estate is impressive with an attractive chateau surrounded by vineyards. Reach Meursault via the D974 from Beaune or by bike on the Voie des Vignes. We did both but from the other direction from Santenay. The visit is expensive,15 Euros per person, but worth it if you a wine aficionado. The visit consists of a walk through the Chateau's extensive collection of art and through the extensive 14th and 16th century wine cellars (caves). At the end of the tour you taste 7 different wines both red and white of various grades and can purchase any you desire. Be sure to spend some time in the adjoining village. There are various restaurants there if you are hungry or thirsty.

1  Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We hit this winery via Safari Tours. The Chateau specializes in Burgundy wine (no surprise, as this is the Burgundy region), made from Pinot Noir grapes, and some Chardonnay. While the wine was good, and they were generous in their pours, it was walking through the caves that I enjoyed - there's nothing like the smells and seeing all bottled wine going back several decades. If you're in Beaune, check it out!

Thank MrNatural000
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Which chateau to choose on the great burgundy route? We ended up at Chateau de Meursault and opted for a tour of the wine cellars. A bit disappointing initially that it was a self-guided tour, but the provided booklet gave us the highlights of the history and wine making tradition. A real guide would probably have made this a bit more memorable.
Still, the tour eventually led us down into the caverns, where we were told they had more than 600.000 bottles stored, of all vintages. It was dark, cool, and in places low ceiling. The bottles were stacked high and wide for as far as the eye could see. Tunnel upon tunnel. And in some of the vaulted cellar rooms, huge casks were aging.

At the end of the cellars we came into the wine tasting area. This was easily the best part, as we were able to taste wines from all the areas the castle made wines from. Our sommelier was a very knowledgeable and friendly woman, who explained the finer points and differences between the wines. Many wines seemed too good to spit out, but you do not want to not do that.
Conveniently, the stairs back up led right into the wine store. What a coincidence.

If you are going down through the Burgundy district it is well-worth to visit at least one of the many wine making castles and take a tour. It was certainly one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Cassiel_Agrippa
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We visited midweek and took the self-guided tour that ends with a hosted tasting of 7-8 wines.

The caves are impressive, but we enjoyed the expanded tasting and education 1-1 with our host. All wines are modestly expensive 20Euro+ with most in the 40 Euro+ range for the Premier and Grand Cru wines. If you consider high-end Bordeaux at over 100 Euro/bottle it's not so bad.

1  Thank KeithVFischer
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