- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2017 - 2021
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Goedhuis, November 2015
The aged vines of the Clos du Cromin vineyard make this one of the most consistent village Meursaults in the appellation. Lemon yellow in colour, it has a delicious volume of fruit, finely balanced without being excessively weighty. A very easy style showing Chardonnay and Meursault at their best.
Burghound, June 2016,
An overtly citrus-influenced nose displays notes of white peach, hazelnut and a whisper of wood. The succulent, rich and mouth coating medium weight flavors possess outstanding volume for a villages level wine while delivering sneaky good length on the well-balanced finish. This is not especially mineral-driven at present though Cromin typically only exhibits minerality after a few years of bottle age. Recommended. Drink 2020+
Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
This is a very old vineyard with 70 year old vines. Quite battened down on the nose. This is rich on the strike, full-ish and juicy. Some earthy nerality. Generous, yet fresh on the finish. “It is always generous, but in 2014 it has a good balance with the freshness,” adds Marion.
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.
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.