- Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
- 2013 - 2018
- Case size
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Goedhuis, December 2011
Neighbouring Chevalières, the steep slopes of Tesson create a very rich and dense wine with subtle nutty flavours uplifted by a gentle minerality in the background. A class act.
Burghound, June 2012,
A classic Meursault nose combines impressively well-layered ripe orchard fruit, hazelnutand acacia blossom aromas that precede the seductively textured but beautifully well-detailed medium weight plus flavors that possess stunningly good intensity before concluding in a bone dry citrus-infused finish. Wow, this is a striking villages that should absolutely be among the wines that you consider obtaining from the 2010 vintage. Drink: 2017+.
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Struck match and liquorice on the nose. Very tense and very tightly coiled but without enormous follow-through. Drink 2014-2018
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
This has got to be the most well organised cellar in the Côte de Beaune. Jean-Philippe’s attention to detail in his winery is a good indication of his handling of fruit, and goes some way to explaining the precise and distinct characteristics found in his wines each possessing their own unique timbre. These wines are made with great care and patience, and all enjoy 12 months in barrel (he tends to use larger 600 litre demi-muids rather than the traditional 228 litre pièces) followed by a further 6 months on fine lees in tank. His painstaking attention to detail is demonstrated in his wines, which are pure and seamless. Though most of his wines are only village lieux dits, they could easily be mistaken for premiers crus.
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.