Domaine Patrick Javillier Cuvee des Forgets 2016, 75cl
This cuvee comes from different parcels in the Bourgogne Blanc appellation situated in the territory of Meursault les Herbeux and les Vaux next to Volnay.
The nose is expressive with notes of white and yellow fruits, succulent flowers and touches of toast. The nose is elegant and powerful. The attack is round and vivacious. On the palate, the wine displays fine balance and a lovely body with crisp acidity. The same aromas are found as on the nose. This is an expressive and fresh wine with a long finish.
"Dusty/stony aroma (and it’s not the glass this time). Cedar aroma, head-clearing freshness. Deep and savoury and creamy on the palate. Real weight and presence for a Bourgogne and impressive length, retaining excellent freshness. Drink 2018 - 2022."
(Julia Harding, JR Purple Pages, Jan 2018 )
"Patrick Javillier is one of Meursault's most consistent winemakers, also one who usually offers some of its best budget wines. "C'est un classique de mon époque," he enthused as we began tasting from barrels. However, as ever Patrick offers some outstanding value at the "bottom" of his range: a riposte to those that claim Burgundy has become unaffordable. Yes, a lot has, but you just have to look a little harder these days."
(Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate # 216, December 2014)