Located at the Puligny end of the appellation on limestone soil, it certainly does have a mineral Puligny elegance to it. This trait is beautifully expressed in later-ripening vintages such as 2014. Honeyed, fresh and very pure. Delicious.
(the bulk of this comes from Les Pellans). Golden color with green highlights. There is a mild hint of reduction that does not completely mask the citrus and soft floral nuances. The vibrant middle weight flavors possess a caressing mouth feel and fine detail before concluding in a saline, balanced and almost delicate finale. This would make a terrific choice for a house white as it’s rare to find this level of quality in a Bourgogne. Drink 2018+
This is pure and straight on the strike; rich in the middle and it has some tension in the mid palate. The freshness on the finish is lovely. Top notch BB.
Visits to Patrick Javillier’s cellars are always a delight. His enthusiasm and passion for his subject and in particular the wines of Meursault are second to none. Like all great winemakers he has his own views as to how wines should be made and the benefits of ageing both in cask and bottle and everything is thought out meticulously with this in mind. He makes wonderfully textbook wines, which for us are the most perfect reflection of the wines of Meursault. His wines have the natural exuberance that one expects from this the most exotic of the three famous white Côte de Beaune villages, whilst having a complexity of texture that only the very finest vineyards and producers ever seem to produce.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.