2018 - Meursault Les Gruyaches Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2022 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 MEURSAULT LES GRUYACHES JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2022 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £614.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    Planted by his grandfather in 1928, Gruyaches is the oldest of Jean-Philippe’s vineyards. The aged deep-rooted vines coped superbly in the drier summer conditions and have produced a terrific 2018 in their 90th year! With hints of spice and hazelnut, this is a full, concentrated wine. The natural power is supported by a touch of lemon zest on the finish. Masses of complexity.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2018 Meursault Les Gruyaches has an airy, floral bouquet that just lacks the complexity of Fichet’s other cuvées. The palate is better with orange rind, mango and light ginger notes on the entry. It feels a little waxy in texture and might benefit from more persistence, but there is fine delineation and it displays plenty of nascent energy. Drink 2021-2030

  • BURG

    Burghound, June 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    There is plenty of hazelnut character to the pretty and ripe white fleshed fruit aromas that are cut with hints of acacia blossom and citrus rind. The generously proportioned, round and lush medium-bodied flavors possess very good depth on the balanced and moderately tightly wound finish. This well-made effort is worth checking out. Drink 2025+

  • JAM

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

    Pale lemon colour. Jean-Philippe has been able to make 9 barrels instead of the usual 6 from 90 year old vines (1928)! So he is thrilled and so was I when I tasted. This is perfectly balanced, indeed if anything more graceful; than usual, with very good grip and excellent length. White fruit abounds, terrific!

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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.