- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- Corton Charlemagne
- 2017 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2015
Patrick decided to bottle his 2014 a little earlier than normal, to capture the abundance of fruit that this wine possesses in 2014. Hints of sherbet lemon give way to a delicious creamy, toffeed sensation. A very balanced style; the flavours last in the mouth for a very long time indeed. Lovely.
Burghound, June 2016,
(from Pougets in Aloxe). A fresh, ripe, elegant and quite floral nose evidences hints of green apple, pear and discreet spice aromas that are trimmed in a hint of wood toast. The rich, full-bodied and mouth coating broad-shouldered flavors possess excellent concentration and power before culminating in an explosive and gorgeously persistent finish. This well-muscled yet elegant rendition is perhaps the best vintage that I have seen for this wine since the marvelous 2008 though note well that plenty of patience will be required. Drink 2024+
Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
Very reserved aroma. Tense and dense and rich. It has muscle and power. The sweet citrus fruit is here too. Very juicy on the finish. Very long.
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.
As legend goes, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, ordered Chardonnay planted in the vineyard of Corton during his reign in the 8th century so as he would not stain his light-coloured beard during moments of great thirst. This may be mere romantic fallacy, but what cannot be denied is the exceptional quality of this Grand Cru appellation in Aloxe Corton in the Cote de Beaune.