- Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
- 2021 - 2027
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
With hints of melon and fresh Jersey cream on the nose, this is refined and gentle. It is a lovely reflection of the slightly less opulent style towards which Jean-Philippe is leaning nowadays. Very approachable with a touch of tropical fruit on the finish.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Meursault Village offers grapefruit, blood orange and light candle wax aromas on the nose that needs a little coaxing from the glass. The palate is taut and crisp on the entry. This has very fine acidity with impressive tension and salinity on the finish. This Meursault from Fichet comes recommended. Drink 2021-2030
Burghound, June 2020,
Notes of hazelnut and matchstick add breadth to the ripe white orchard fruit aromas. The seductive middle weight flavors are impressively intense with an abundance of dry extract that is balanced off by citrus-inflected acidity on the chiseled finish that is quite dry in the context of what is typical for the vintage. Drink 2025+ Outstanding
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Lovely clear colour with a light green tint. This has agreeable muscle on the palate, all in white fruit, very Meursault yet still fresh at the back. Very pretty aftertaste.
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.
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.