Excellent balance and tension, and a judicious twist of bitter lemon keeps this Meursault on edge. Frankly equivalent to a Premier Cru in terms of overall quality. This has aged wonderfully. (Vinous - June 2020)
Allan Meadows, Burghound, 92pts: Here the aromatic profile displays almost exclusively yellow orchard fruit with notes of apricot, peach, mango and even a hint of papaya. There is incredible richness to the opulent and overtly lush medium weight plus flavors that taste of pure extract of peach along with evident minerality on the explosively long and borderline painfully intense finish. This is remarkable, not only for its size and weight but balance, depth and sheer persistence. It's very rare to find villages level wines that deliver grand cru quality.
Domaine Patrick Javillier extends over 10 hectares in the Côte de Beaune. Originally from a family of wine growers in Meursault, Patrick Javillier studied enology before following in his father's footsteps. Since 2008, he has been making wine with his daughter Marion. His wines present a rather classic style with considerable elegance and good aging potential. Patrick is a great believer in the concept that, if done correctly, the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts, and the stellar ratings received for his Tete de Murger over many vintages would bear testimony to this, it being a blend of the Les Casse-Têtes parcel west of the village, and the Au Murger de Monthélie parcel north of the village.