- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2022 - 2029
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Goedhuis, December 2019
A combination of two lieux dits: Les Clous and Les Crotots. This blend always balances the racy freshness of fruit from the higher slopes of Les Clous with the rich creamy generosity produced by Les Crotots. In 2018 this brilliant wine has really benefitted from its dual aspect expressing the warmth of Crotots and coolness of Clous. Beautifully harmonious, but with a touch of elegant reserve. A wine with huge potential.
Burghound, June 2020,
Once again, the nose is cool and restrained with its aromas of green fruit, mineral reduction, citrus peel and an interesting hint of quinine. There is fine richness to the enveloping medium weight flavors that exhibit focused power and a subtle stoniness that really comes up on the beautifully balanced and persistent finale. This is a terrific Meursault villages and highly recommended. Drink 2026+ Outstanding Top value
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Glowing pale lemon. Clean clear-cut nose, less opulent than Tillets in bouquet yet notably more flesh on the palate, all in white fruit. Good density for the vintage, one to look out for. Attractive persistent finish.
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.