2017 - Meursault Les Chevalières Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2021 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl
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2017 MEURSAULT LES CHEVALIÈRES JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2021 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £626.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2018

    A Goedhuis favourite which, like Le Tesson, we consider alongside the premiers crus of the appellation. Jean-Philippe feels it has the greatest power and intensity of all his Meursault cuvées. This is excellent in 2017, balancing a great breadth of ripe fruit with tension and structure. Less evolved than many in his cellar, but with the potential to age superbly.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2019,
    Score: 91-93

    Aromas of lemon oil, white flowers and a light touch of oak vanillin introduce the 2017 Meursault Les Chevalières, a medium-bodied, chiseled wine that's the most tensile and incisive of all Fichet's lieux-dits, displaying a firm, tight-knit core and a long, mouthwatering finish. After its second winter on the lees, I expect it to land at the top of my banded score.

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
    Score: 92-94

    Calcaire-driven scents of musky lime zest and crushed stone; one can smell the tension! Very precise and pure but laid-back, conveying a penetrating, savory character to its dense, fully ripe flavors of green fruits, flowers and minerals. Impressively dense, silky and ripe, this very juicy wine features a resounding finish with terrific rising floral lift and mineral energy. The acidity here is technically on the low side but the wine's pungent minerality gives it serious verve. These 60-year-old vines produced a full crop of 55 hectoliters per hectare in 2017, according to assistant Hervey. A remarkable village wine in the making, and a wine that will probably call for five or six years of bottle aging.

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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.