- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2022 - 2028
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2021
Les Clousots is not a lieu dit in its own rights but a combination of 2 differently located vineyards. Les Clousots is higher up in the slopes and Les Crotots placed beneath the highly regarded 1er Cru Porusots. This combination contributes to a truly classical example of the appellation of Meursault. Exotic aromas of yellow fruits, layered warm notes of fresh jersey cream, a touch of warm brioche and pecan nut. Deliciously rich, deep, full and long. Quite lovely.
Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
More closed than Les Tillets and slightly more power is evident on the mid-palate, but this is still a relatively calm and controlled wine, and it is lovely to see this level of refinement in 2020. More backward than its predecessors, this is an elegant wine with a nice note of lime blossom at its core.
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
Bottled late November. Mid lemon colour, apples and quinces on the nose, A good intensity of white fruit on the palate with a little citrus to finish. Clean, clear-cut chiselled and long. Just needs the bouquet to emerge.
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.