2012 - Meursault Cuvée Tête de Murger Patrick Javillier
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Patrick Javillier
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2015 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
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2012 MEURSAULT CUVÉE TÊTE DE MURGER PATRICK JAVILLIER - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Patrick Javillier
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2015 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,040.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2014

    Patrick Javilliers prestige cuvée, has a brilliant gold colour, with an open, flamboyant fruit nose. This is an absolutely delicious wine, focusing on charm and stunning richness of warm fruit flavours. A very lovely Meursault indeed.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2013,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2012 Meursault Cuvee Tete de Murger has a precise, more floral bouquet with scents of buttercup and nettles infusing the bright, citric fruit. There is also a suggestion of dried honey and almond. The palate is well-balanced with a little more roundness than the other Meursault cuvees and it feels a little fatter and voluminous in the mouth. It builds nicely in the mouth with touches of spice furnishing the long finish. This should turn out to be a feisty Meursault that will bring plenty of joy over six to eight years.

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2014,
    Score: 91

    There is enough reduction present to suppress the nose though the underlying fruit does seem ripe. The attractively layered middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of tension as well as plenty of minerality on the citrus-inflected, detailed and impressively lengthy finish. I very much like the balance here and overall this delivers simply superb quality for its level. Highly recommended. 91/2018+. A Burghound.com Top Value 2012 White.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
    Score: 17

    Creamy, oatmeal and orange pith. So inviting. Less full flavoured on the palate but correct and fresh and persistent. Drink 2016-2022

  • SM

    Sarah Marsh, January 2014,
    Score: 17.25

    Very concentrated and ripe, rich aroma. Sweet fruit at the front of the palate. Juicy and full. Quite muscular in the middle palate with a good deal of depth and extract for this level. Good balancing acidity and strong finish. This should age well. Particularly Good+. From 2016

  • SM1

    Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
    Score: 16.25

    The 2012 is rich, deeply lemony and overt; dense on the nose…closing in. Lots of concentration and generosity in the mid palate. It is compact, rich, viscous even, in texture and powerful on the finish. It needs quite a lot of time. Very fresh on the finish. It loses the citron note. I would like to wait until 2017/18. It is closing and the moment to drink it early has really gone.

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Producer

Domaine Patrick Javillier

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.

Region

Meursault

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.