Javillier is back! Our allocation of his incredible value Cote d'Or sold out in days, but we've managed to get our hands on a small parcel of his exquisite Meursault. Just when you though he couldn't get any better, this blows it out of the park.
The word to sum up Les Tillets is 'finesse'.
The finest parcels of wine are selected to mature for 18 months in new and used French oak barrels in the family cellars. Upon swirling, the nose is hugely expressive, with aromas of citrus-fruit blossom, white peach, yellow apple and greengage, evolving to spiced-fruit pastry and charred toast.
Round, full, and yet lively in the mouth, with an aromatic freshness and long, toasted, nutty finish. Stylistically between a classic Meursault and a typical Puligny-Montrachet. Heavenly.
The Javillier family has had their own vineyards here for centuries. With just 9 hectares making up their holdings, Patrick Javillier is the undisputed king of winemaking in this region. This 'Les Tillets' is produced from 6 plots close together in the same location, the age of the vines ranging from 30 to 70 years.
As with many top Bourgogne houses, this vineyard is very small - only 1.70 hectares in size - meaning this is an 'allocation' wine, with each market only receiving a handful of cases per year.
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