En Primeur | Patrick Javillier

This great domaine in Meursault continues under Patrick’s name but it is very much the next generation, his daughter Marion and son-in-law Pierre-Emmanuel Lamy, who are taking the domaine forward. He remains an ever-present figure, popping up around the estate, helping and gently guiding wherever he can. Pierre-Emmanuel is responsible for making the wines and considers himself fortunate to draw on Patrick’s 45 years of experience.

The domaine’s style reflects detailed expressions of creamy fruit flavours typical of great Meursault. Tasting the 2020s with Marion, she explains their aim is to satisfy current demand for wines that can give youthful pleasure, but also to retain their reputation for making top class wines with the ability to mature, showing aged Chardonnay at its very best. The wines this year with their depth of “matière” supported by their wonderful energetic lift will surely do this. When asked to describe their 2020s she simply said with a smile: “Ah… They are just so good, aren’t they!”

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2020

Bourgogne Côte d’Or Blanc Cuvée des Forgets Patrick Javillier

6x75cl 10+ £95.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £130.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    The 2020 vintage really enhances the Meursault like characteristics of this vineyard’s wine coming from the Volnay side of the appellation and enjoying a rich base of clay in the soil. Striking yellow fruit characters with hints of quince and medlar jam. The excellent creamy volume is held together perfectly by a gentle touch of youthful acidity. Approachable and instantly pleasurable.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 88-89

    Currently in tank, on its finings. Pale colour. A light fresh bouquet with attractive fruit. Some plums, some fresh apple, a steady build up in flesh towards the back of the palate, a good balancing acidity, and fine persistence. Really very good indeed.

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2020

Bourgogne Côte d’Or Blanc Cuvée Oligocène Patrick Javillier

6x75cl 10+ £125.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £166.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    A beautiful contrast to the “Forgets” cuvée. This wine is more subtle with its zestful zing of lemon sherbet and freshly squeezed limes. Its honeyed purity gives it a silkiness, a sense of grace and hints of Puligny purity reflecting its position adjoining the famous village itself.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 17

    Quite riper and creamy with a faint mandarin note (which I am starting to think is a hallmark of the vintage) that is haunting and rather delicious. The palate is seamless, and the oak is very much under control, making it a very successful and flattering style of wine. While it is designed as an early drinker, there is no doubt that it will hold for a good few years, too.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 89

    Bottled late November. Pretty lemon with a lime tint, this is a little stricter at first on the nose, after bottling, but with a wonderful wealth of apple and fresh pear fruit behind, and very good length. Extremely successful. Fine long aftertaste.

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2020

Meursault Clos du Cromin Patrick Javillier

6x75cl 10+ £240.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £304.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    The south easterly facing slopes contribute to the making of a wonderfully showy style of Meursault. The initial white floral fruits, give way to characters of freshly whipped cream and hazelnut. The appealing richness, with flavours of crème caramel and panna cotta, is balanced perfectly by a freshness of fruit which provides a beautifully cleansing feeling at the end of the palate.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 17.5

    With nice balance and a forward feel, this is a slightly more refined version than the Bourgogne Blanc VV, and it is very much built along the same lines. Not too ebullient and retaining a degree of restraint, this is a lovely, elegant and forward-drinking wine.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    Currently in tank, on its finings. Pure lemon and lime colour. Lean white fruit up front, with good tension behind. Entirely white, no yellow plums, racy limestone feel with good length. Tense and long.

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2020

Meursault Les Tillets Patrick Javillier

6x75cl 10+ £240.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £304.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    The 5 parcels that make up this cuvée within the lieu dit of Les Tillets are situated on the higher slopes of Meursault facing south-east influencing a more mineral style of Meursault. The initial sensations of freshly baked baguette show a wine of wonderful intensity, beautifully concentrated with the palate rewarded at the end with a finely chiselled freshness, giving a cleansing sensation and great length.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 17.5

    There is more refinement still in Les Tillets, and it looks rather quiet and slender in the context of the vintage. The fruit is cool and classy, and there is a keen edge of acidity throughout. I like this stylish version of this cuvée, and I am sure it will hold nicely even though it seems to be so welcoming already.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 92

    Bottled end November. Mid yellow in colour, but fresh. There is an impressive weight of fruit for this hillside vineyard. Significant volume of fresh fruit, tinged with its usual lime blossom character, and good crisp finish with just the right acidity. Plenty of flesh nonetheless. Nice finale on fresh apple fruit.

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2020

Meursault Les Clousots Patrick Javillier

6x75cl 10 £275.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £346.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    Les Clousots is not a lieu dit in its own rights but a combination of 2 differently located vineyards. Les Clousots is higher up in the slopes and Les Crotots placed beneath the highly regarded 1er Cru Porusots. This combination contributes to a truly classical example of the appellation of Meursault. Exotic aromas of yellow fruits, layered warm notes of fresh jersey cream, a touch of warm brioche and pecan nut. Deliciously rich, deep, full and long. Quite lovely.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 18+

    More closed than Les Tillets and slightly more power is evident on the mid-palate, but this is still a relatively calm and controlled wine, and it is lovely to see this level of refinement in 2020. More backward than its predecessors, this is an elegant wine with a nice note of lime blossom at its core.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 89-91

    Bottled late November. Mid lemon colour, apples and quinces on the nose, A good intensity of white fruit on the palate with a little citrus to finish. Clean, clear-cut chiselled and long. Just needs the bouquet to emerge.

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2020

Meursault Cuvée Tête de Murger Patrick Javillier

6x75cl - £370.00 SOLD OUT

6x75cl - £460.07 Inc VAT SOLD OUT

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    Another fine example of Pierre-Emmanuel’s skill in blending 2 different climats within the appellation, Les Casse-Têtes up in the hills and Murger de Monthélie close to Volnay. A very expressive style, with sensations of warm toffee and fresh fudge. Initially the palate starts with silkiness and grace, but as the layers of complexity develop, you feel the vigour, vibrance and great depth in this wine. So much class, this is a total joy.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 18.5+

    The most backward and the most impressive of the Fichet Meursaults, this is a stunning wine with incredibly restraint and control. The palate is refined and marked with sweet n sour fruit and acid notes, and these roll on for minutes. Not a big style nor is the oak in any way evident here, this is a beautifully balanced wine with lashings of class and beauty. It is worth noting that this style will not appeal to those seeking big-boned, old-style Meursaults.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 93

    Bottled late November. Fine pale primrose. The bouquet is notably more backward. I am waiting a moment and then the sense of volume emerges. Significant volume here, a thick but not lush texture, enormous energy, this will need a couple more years in bottle than any of the others.

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