- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2023 - 2030
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2021
The south easterly facing slopes contribute to the making of a wonderfully showy style of Meursault. The initial white floral fruits, give way to characters of freshly whipped cream and hazelnut. The appealing richness, with flavours of crème caramel and panna cotta, is balanced perfectly by a freshness of fruit which provides a beautifully cleansing feeling at the end of the palate.
Burghound, June 2022,
Ripe and appealingly layered aromas of hazelnut, poached pear and lemon confit introduce solidly voluminous and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that are generously proportioned while delivering fine length on the clean and moderately dry finale. Good quality here. Drink: 2025+
Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
With nice balance and a forward feel, this is a slightly more refined version than the Bourgogne Blanc VV, and it is very much built along the same lines. Not too ebullient and retaining a degree of restraint, this is a lovely, elegant and forward-drinking wine.
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
Currently in tank, on its finings. Pure lemon and lime colour. Lean white fruit up front, with good tension behind. Entirely white, no yellow plums, racy limestone feel with good length. Tense and long.
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.