2018 - Meursault Les Chevalières Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2021 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 MEURSAULT LES CHEVALIÈRES JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2021 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £626.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    Jean-Philippe is a great fan of the Chevalières lieu dit, renowned for producing intense wines with a full structure. This is wonderfully expressive, with hints of fresh oranges and clotted cream. The natural sensation of glycerol is balanced by a line of tension which lifts the palate. The finish unfurls with lingering notes of spice and vanilla.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2018 Meursault Les Chevalières has one of the most impressive bouquets from Fichet in terms of mineralité and terroir expression. The palate is vibrant on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, delicate touches of apricot and mango with impressive precision and detail on the finish. Delightful. Drink 2022-2033

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2020,
    Score: 89-92

    There is a whiff of toasty oak surrounding the riper than usual poached pear, apple complete and petrol scented nose with citrus top notes. The cool, intense and focused middle weight flavors offer fine delineation on the more mineral-driven and impressively long finish. This is lovely juice with more finesse and refinement. Drink 2025+ Outstanding Top value

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
    Score: 90-93

    Clear fresh bright colour with its usual elegant nose. Pure clean white fruit, attractively detailed, stretches right out to a long finish. I was reminded a little bit of Jean-Marc Roulot’s excellent 2018s by this. Very distinguished, approachable in 4 to 5 years.

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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.