2016 - Meursault Le Tesson Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now

2016 MEURSAULT LE TESSON JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2019 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £662.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2017,
    Score: 90-93

    This wine shines year-in, year-out. Its richer gold-flecked colour hints at its greater exuberance. It has a touch of perfectly judged reduction that cuts through the richness of fleshy, ripe, tropical fruits, and rounded intensity on the mid-palate. With nuts, grilled bread, and white peach notes, this is a complex wine that should age well and drink beautifully across the years.

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2018,
    Score: 90-93

    I was quite impressed with this wine and Fichet remarked that he believes it's one of the best wines that he's ever made. A beautifully well-layered nose is comprised by notes of lemon rind, acacia blossom, white orchard fruit and a hint of hazelnut. The strikingly textured flavors possess a sophisticated mouth feel along with excellent volume while displaying lovely persistence on the markedly firm, serious and built-to-age finale. Lovely. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2024+

  • DC

    Decanter, January 2018,
    Score: 93

    Fichet’s Tessons is superb this year, with a complex bouquet of pear, hazelnut, citrus zest and a lick of noble reduction. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and glossy, with more amplitude and dimension than the other lieu-dit bottlings in the cellar, but lovely cut and energy too. An excellent wine by any measure - and in any vintage. Drink 2020-2035

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
    Score: 16

    Light and smoky on the nose. Already drinkable though not quite as intense as some. Correct. Drink 2018-2023

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Producer

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.

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.