- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2022 - 2026
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2020
Protected from the spring frosts this year, this is a superb cuvée. Attractive scents of warm butter and freshly baked bread. This has a silky volume which caresses the palate and a fine degree of concentration. A delicious example of the appellation of Meursault.
Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
As always, this is a more angular and less fleshy wine with more edge and grunt. There is some power here and also some rocky grip and less overt fruit and it will open up over time, but TdM has the edge now and certainly for the next year or two.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
No new wood is used on wines with more clay in the soil, as is the case here. Pretty pale lemon colour, not much more weight of fruit than the Bourgogne Oligocene on the nose, but with an extra intensity and attractive crystalline acidity behind. 3 stars
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.