- Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
- 2022 - 2029
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
Le Tesson is always one of the stars of this great domaine’s stable. Lore in the village has it that these steep easterly exposed slopes should have been classified as premier cru. A gloriously harmonious wine, with seductive flavours of pecans, Jersey cream and fudge. A mouthcoating style, with a honeyed sensation and a long, refined aftertaste. Glorious.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Meursault Le Tesson has another very pretty and endearing bouquet with white flower mixed with orange pith and nectarine aromas, a hint of pop corn in the background. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and linear. The saline finish conveys brightness and energy. This is another impressive 2018 from Fichet. Drink 2022-2035
Burghound, June 2020,
This is both firmly reduced and still displaying residual malolactic hints. Otherwise there is once again fine richness to the round and plump flavors that possess a bit more volume if much less evident minerality on the already beautifully complex finale. This is also relatively tightly wound and will need at least a few years to develop better depth but in time, this promising effort should be excellent. Drink 2026+ Outstanding Top value
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020
Clear pale colour with a lemon tint. This is a bit more muscular than Chevalières, if less fine. A tiny touch of reduction, some yellow fruit, medium bodied with good length. Today Chevalières is more stylish but this has the chance to refine further in tank.
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.