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2010 Domaine Patrick Javillier Meursault Tête de Murgers Cuvée

I’m paying a return visit next month to one of my favorite wine regions in the world, Burgundy!  In preparation, I’m treating myself to a lovely white Burgundy today, the 2010 Domaine Patrick Javillier Meursault Tête de Murgers Cuvée.

I’m a sucker for white Burgundy, and although this is a villages level wine, it competes nicely with a premier cru.  This 100% Chardonnay is yellow in color, with lemon, passion fruit and a touch of vanilla and smoke on the nose.  The palate is racy with citrus, the passion fruit, some pear, green apple and a bit of caramel.  The finish is long and nutty!  This is a rich and complex wine with great acidity, and well worth the $70 price tag.

Meursault is a commune of the Côte de Beaune (within the Côte-d’Or department) of Burgundy.  This village is known for its fine white wines, and is located south of Volnay and north of Puligny Montrachet.

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