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Domaine Patrick Javillier

About the Producer

Region: Meursault

One of Meursault’s best growers, Patrick has carefully increased his holdings to 10 hectares since 1990. Individual plots are vinified separately before extended ageing on fine lees for an extra layer of complexity. Patrick is a firm believer in blending grapes from different vineyards to create wines which are more than their individual parts, as with the Meursault Les Clousots and Tête de Murger. The Les Forgets and Oligocène cuvées remain some of the best value Bourgognes you can find. These days the domaine is run by Marion Javillier and her winemaker brother-in-law Pierre-Emmanuel Lamy. Marion took us through an impressive selection of 2020s. Showing lovely fresh fruit and bright acidity, these wines will be approachable young but have the mineral structure for long ageing. The harvest on 22nd August was the earliest in the history of the domaine.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Bourgogne Côte d’Or Cuvée des Forgets
£95 per 6 bottle case in bond

Sourced from grapes located on the southern side of the Côte de Beaune, mainly on clay soils, this is bright and fresh with scents of meadow flowers. Grapefruits and lemons on the palate are balanced by a pithy, mineral note – an impressive and great value Bourgogne Chardonnay. Drink 2022.

2020 Bourgogne Côte d’Or Cuvée Oligocène
£125 per 6 bottle case in bond

Showing more complexity than Forgets, Oligocène comes from limestone soils which gives it a livelier mineral quality. This has an enveloping bouquet of white peaches and honeysuckle leading to a juicy, bright palate full of refreshing citrus fruits. Rather delicious with lovely balance and length. Drink from 2023.

2020 Meursault Les Tillets
£235 per 6 bottle case in bond

Tillets is a reference to the trees at the top of the hillside close to the woods. Rocky soils force roots deep into the bedrock creating a very refreshing wine with a lifted citrus bouquet. Showing lovely purity and a pithy minerality, it offers a fresher style than most Meursault. Drink from 2024.

2020 Meursault Les Clousots
£275 per 6 bottle case in bond

A blend of two vineyards, Les Clous at the top of the slope and Crotots just below Les Poruzots Premier Cru, this offers a fragrant bouquet of yellow fruits, pears and flower blossom with intricate citrus flavours and a bright mineral note on the palate. Great potential here. Drink from 2024.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet Les Levrons
£280 per 6 bottle case in bond

Punching well above its weight, this is appealing and vibrant. From an excellent site just below Referts, on the Meursault side of the village, it shows lovely tension and length. 50-year-old vines provide an extra layer of intensity. Allow a few years in the cellar before drinking. Drink from 2025.

2020 Meursault Cuvée Tête de Murger
£365 per 6 bottle case in bond

Showing tremendous length and complexity, this is another impressive assemblage this time from Les Casse-Têtes and Au Murger de Monthélie. A wine
which competes with some of the best Premier Crus, it has a pure bouquet of grapefruits and green apples with a delicate hint of spice. Lovely pure fruit on the
palate and a refined mineral quality provide great tension. Drink from 2026.

2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
£665 per 6 bottle case in bond

Extremely complex and elegant, an expansive bouquet of stone fruits and flower blossom leads to lively citrus palate with white peach notes underscored by a fine mineral freshness. A wine with an almost weightless floral quality about it, there is clearly great potential here. Drink from 2027

Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.







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