2019 - Meursault Le Tesson Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

2019 MEURSAULT LE TESSON JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £275.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    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. Controlled and energetic, this has fabulous purity, with hints of mandarin and lemon sherbet. Bright clean and fresh, with a tinge of freshly made crème caramel at the very end. Lovely.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
    Score: 18.5

    Plush and more toothsome on the mid-palate, this is a more upholstered and ever so slightly more decadent wine with a pliant mid-palate and a touch of wild honey and stone fruit which adds gloss and élan. More of an expressive style and drop-dead gorgeous already, this is a seriously attractive wine and it maintains Fichet restraint, too.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    Just half a crop. Mid primrose in colour. There is the usual high class Tesson bouquet with white fruit and a mineral feel. The fruit absolutely fills the mouth with some orange zest accompanying the acidity at the back and pure white fruit. Not overheated. Jean-Philippe had gone into one of his self-deprecating moods, but I like this wine. 4 stars

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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.