2017 - Meursault Les Gruyaches Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
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2017 MEURSAULT LES GRUYACHES JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,118.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2018

    This is Jean-Philippe’s oldest vineyard, planted by his grandfather in 1928. It was a standout cuvée in his cellar this year. The bright buttery aromas unfold into Jersey cream-like characteristics on the palate. An appealing balance between sweetness of fruit and a lovely bite of the 2017 vintage’s freshness. With great depth and complexity, this is a tremendous wine.

  • BURG

    Burghound, April 2019,
    Score: 89-92

    Here there is no reductive funk with its cool, pure and airy nose that reflects the essence of pear, acacia blossom, hazelnut and citrus peel. The vibrant medium weight flavors possess a notably more refined mouth feel while exhibiting a subtle minerality that carries over to the refreshing and impressively complex finale. This is a lovely Meursault villages that should amply reward mid-term keeping. Outstanding Top Value. Drink 2024+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    From a lieu-dit that touches premier cru Charmes, the 2017 Meursault Les Gruyaches exhibits lovely aromas of pear, iodine, Meyer lemon and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and satiny, with excellent old vine concentration, chalky dry extract and a long, mouthwatering finish.

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
    Score: 91-93

    Pale, green-tinged yellow. Aromatically pure, complex, high-pitched scents of citrus fruits, spice oils, flowers and minerals. Sweet and plush on the palate, with no hard edges, with the wine's sucrosité nicely buffered by ripe acidity and crushed-stone minerality. Finishes classically dry, saline, firm and long. Fichet refers to this vineyard as "the little brother of Charmes" and a look at the map will show why.

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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.