En Primeur | Spotlight on Meursault

Meursault is the first of the famous three white communes to the south of Beaune, before you come to Puligny and Chassagne Montrachet. It consists of 300 hectares of village wine and 132 hectares of 1ers Crus. Reputed for producing an opulent Chardonnay with rich, creamy fruit, growers are increasingly seeking a mineral edge to their wines, beautifully expressed in these 2020s.

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2020

Meursault Jean-Philippe Fichet

6x75cl 10+ £210.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £268.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, Novmber 2021

    A superb expression of Meursault coming from 5 different vineyard plots in different locations, aspects, and soil types across the appellation. With a touch of freshly buttered toast on the nose, it combines a velvet-like texture due to its creamy volume with a bite of mineral tension as it evolves on the palate. Good length and attractively forward for early drinking.

  • JAM

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

    A pale green tint here in the colour. This is in a leaner, classically Fichet style. Very precise, intense flavours, some greengage fruit. Some weight at the back of course. More perfumed tasted from a second tank.

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2020

Meursault Meix sous le Château Jean-Philippe Fichet

6x75cl 10+ £220.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £280.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    A very central lieu dit close to the village below the town hall. West facing and shaded in the morning it makes the most of the afternoon sun and achieves perfect ripeness. An initial array of citrus fruits, from lemon peel to clementine, and Pink Lady apples which then give way as the weight of dry matter develops and characters of almond and nutmeg evolve. Naturally rich and superbly long.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
    Score: 17.5

    This is more like it, with a grip and length that runs on nicely and keeps its fruit and juiciness underpinned with crisp acidity throughout. Well-made and clean and also classically dimensioned, this is a lovely Meix and a wine that will drink nicely from the off but hold longer than expected, too.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 89-92

    Pale to mid lemon. A certain toast on the nose from this richer soil site. Some peachy notes through the middle, a little drier at the finish. A plumper style of Meursault than the Fichet norm, attractive without hitting the heights of class.

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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.

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    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 Le Tesson Jean-Philippe Fichet

6x75cl 4 £295.00 RELEASED

6x75cl - £370.07 Inc VAT RELEASED

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    The elder statesmen in the village very much consider this fine vineyard a 1er Cru equivalent.It is only due to a quirk of history and appellational bureaucracy that it isn’t. A slightly more extravagant style of wine than its near neighbour, the Chevalières. Characters of brioche and warm buttered croissant, this is all on harmony and joy. It just excites throughout its time in the palate, layered, full and a perfectly complete example of fine Meursault.

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    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 90-93

    A little more colour here, normal for Tesson compared to Chevalières, and a slightly softer nose, a little more in yellow fruit. Very good tension through the middle, nonetheless, builds to the back, with fair persistence.

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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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