- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2021 - 2028
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Goedhuis, January 2019
Sitting on the top of the slopes overlooking the village of Meursault, the majority of the top soil has been eroded away resulting in wines which have a touch of mineral grip. Perfumed and floral on the nose, with hints of fragrant blossom. This has lovely citrus purity, with a tight structure. It has all the potential to be a classic.
Burghound, June 2019,
A perfumed, airy and decidedly cool nose speaks of a wide range of floral nuances, in particular acacia blossom and rose petal, along with citrus, hazelnut and a whiff of wet stone. The chiseled, refined and delicate flavors possess a lilting mouth feel while the lingering finish dances across the palate. This is textbook Tillets and a wine of grace and finesse that could be enjoyed young. Outstanding. Top value. Drink 2023+
Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
Sexy, restrained aromas of yellow peach and spices, with a note of lime emerging with air. Then juicy and sharply chiseled on the palate, showing more citrus than yellow fruits and a repeating spicy character. A firm spine of acidity and minerality gives this leanish wine clarity and lift and draws out the finish. Production here was around 50 hectoliters per hectare, or "close to normal," according to Marion Javillier. I like this style.
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.