- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2020 - 2027
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Goedhuis, January 2019
A blend of two lieux dits: Les Clous and Les Crotots. This balances the racy freshness of fruit from the higher slopes of Les Clous with the rich creamy generosity produced by Les Crotots. A very charming style. The subtle nutty character provides an added dimension to the finish.
Burghound, June 2019,
Soft reduction pushes the fruit to the background today but my sense is that it won't last. The much bigger and more powerful flavors possess a taut muscularity along with a lovely texture thanks to the abundance of dry extract that buffers the compact, serious, balanced and strikingly long finish that is shaped by a firm core of ripe acidity. This is excellent but note well that it's completely different from the Tillets in that it's going to require at least some bottle age first. Outstanding. Top value. Drink 2025+
Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
Deeper-pitched and more brooding on the nose than the Tillets. Fat and thick on entry but surprising acidity gives it a distinctly austere, clenched quality. Finishes tactile, chewy and long, with a fresh lemony edge to its ripe stone fruit flavors. This youthfully disjointed wine will need longer to knit than the Tillets. Marion Javillier presented me with a sample representative of the ultimate blend but noted that the wine had not yet been assembled.
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.