- Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
- 2015 - 2020
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Goedhuis, January 2014
Arguably of 1er Cru quality, this is a beautifully positioned lieu dit, overlooking the village of Meursault. A very refined and classy wine, this is harmonious, intense and mineral. Lovely long nutty flavours and beautiful balance.
Burghound, June 2014,
This was the only wine in the range not to display at least some reduction with its ripe yellow fruit and floral infused nose that complements to perfection the rich, full-bodied and powerful flavors that possess an opulent mid-palate, all wrapped in a palate staining, lemony and seductively textured finish. The abundant dry extract coats the palate and as is usually the case with this wine it is absolutely worth your attention. Recommended. (89-91)/2018+. A Burghound.com Top Value 2012 White
Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
Refined and restrained aromatic first impression: lemon and mineral intertwined. Equally sensitive balance on the palate, creamy outer layer with fresh fruit in the middle and a long, pure finish. Drink 2015-2019
Sarah Marsh, January 2014,
He was very worried about this, as very malic, but there is lovely density here and the texture is silky and smooth. The finish is long and has a bright golden ripeness. It is ripe, but fresh and elegant. Particularly good. From 2017
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.