2017 - Meursault Meix sous le Château Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
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2017 MEURSAULT MEIX SOUS LE CHÂTEAU JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £540.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2018

    This small enclosed site is a naturally warm location and produces a very appealing wine with typical Meursault generosity. Hints of salted butter and hazelnuts. This is an impressive wine with great depth of flavour and a lovely long creamy finish.

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2019,
    Score: 88-91

    This too is tough to read aromatically due to the smoky reductive notes. Otherwise there is a bit more volume to the caressing and rich if less stony medium-bodied flavors that possess reasonably good depth and persistence but not quite the same refinement. Still, this is really quite good as well. Drink 2023+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2019,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2017 Meursault Le Meix Sous Le Château delivers aromas of green apple, lemon oil, drawn butter and subtle praline, followed by a medium-bodied, satiny wine that's the broadest and most voluptuous in Fichet's portfolio, though it retains the tangy acidity and incisive that are the domaine's signatures.

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
    Score: 88-90

    Bright medium yellow. Yellow peach, mirabelle and spices on the nose, with complicating notes of hazelnut and mint. Quite rich in the mouth, showing some spicy oak; the closest to exotic of these 2017s to this point and without quite the tension or energy of the preceding samples. Not a mineral style. Finishes slightly bitter-edged in a youthful way. Assistant Hervey noted that this wine, from a deep clay site, "may be our most aromatic Meursault."

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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.