20 Jan 2020

Good Morning.

With January being busy with Burgundy En primeur campaigns, I thought I would send you an offer on Louis Jadot 2018.

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to Louis Jadot in Burgundy to taste through the 2018 range from Barrel of which I was very impressed. In the past when I have tasted in Burgundy I found the vintage favours either the Reds or the Whites…..some vintages none!

In 2018 both the reds and the whites were impressive. Lovely ripeness with fresh acidity.  The wines have aging potential but many are approachable and will drink through a larger window.

Added to this, after the En Primeur tastings last week the feedback from customers and the media has been very positive with some very nice reviews.

Looking at my notes I asked for some of the wines I liked the best which also received consistently good notes (and scores) from the media.

With this in mind I am pleased offer the following selection of 2018 Louis Jadot wines.

Reds

2 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine Louis Jadot, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques  @ £720 per 6 (I loved this wine)

93-95 points….The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques (Domaine Louis Jadot) is a beautiful wine in the making, revealing an incipiently complex bouquet that mingles aromas of smoky berry fruit, cassis and orange rind with nuances of peony, espresso roast, rich soil tones and black truffle. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with excellent concentration, fine structuring tannins that are largely concealed by the wine’s wealth of fruit and a long, perfumed finish.” -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

94-96 points….”The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a wonderful bouquet that just pips the Cazetiers for precision and poise. This is detailed and very finely tuned, the oak married perfectly with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and very well-judged acidity, almost sorbet-fresh. The vivacious blood-orange-infused finish seems to shimmer. This is a great Clos Saint-Jacques from Louis Jadot. “-Neal Martin. Vinous.com  

4 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Corton Pougets Grand Cru,Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot @ £370 per 6 (Also liked this one)

93-95 points….”The 2018 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) is always one of Jadot’s finest reds and arguably represents the house’s most overlooked wine. Opening in the glass with notes of sweet berry fruit, plums, licorice, rich soil tones and orange rind, the wine is full-bodied, deep and layered, with excellent concentration, lively acids and a powerful, muscular profile, concluding with a long and sapid finish.” -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

94-96 points…..”The 2018 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru has a very composed, detailed bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and pressed rose petal aromas, the most elegant of the three Cortons 2018s from Jadot. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins and wonderful acidity. Very harmonious, with an almost luxurious but compelling finish. Superb. “-Neal Martin. Vinous.com   

3 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot, Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru @ £1295 per 6 (Not to be confused with the cheaper Maison wine)

94-96 points…..”One of the highlights of the portfolio is the 2018 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru (Domaine Gagey), a lovely wine that bursts with aromas of rose petals, deep red fruits, sweet soil tones, raw cocoa and cinnamon. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with lively acids, considerable concentration and an ample endowment of fine-grained tannin. This will require and reward patience.” -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

93-95 points….” The 2018 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru has a cohesive, focused bouquet of intense red currant, wild strawberry and crushed stone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and slightly angular tannins that will be softened with time. I appreciate the energy and backbone of this Grand Cru. Excellent.“-Neal Martin. Vinous.com

1 case 6 x 75cl, 2018 Maison Louis Jadot, Chambertin @ £1460 per 6

92-94…..”Purchased as wine, the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru (Maison Louis Jadot) is more overtly marked by new oak than the domaine’s Clos de Bèze that preceded it, revealing vanillin-inflected aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a ripe and charming profile. “- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

94-96…..”The 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru has a harmonious, powerful bouquet of layers of red berry fruit laced with crushed stone and pressed rose petal aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Hints of wild mint and star anise infuse the finish, which fans out gloriously. This is a step ahead of the Clos-de-Bèze this year.”-Neal Martin. Vinous.com

2 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Beze @ £1700 per 6

94-96+…..”One of the most backward and reserved wines in the cellar, as well as one of the most promising, is the 2018 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru (Domaine Louis Jadot), a serious cuvée that unfurls in the glass with aromas of wild berries, dark chocolate, grilled squab, orange rind and espresso roast. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a muscular chassis of rich, powdery tannins, considerable concentration and a long, resonant finish.” -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

92-94…….”The 2018 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has a highly perfumed, incense- and lavender-infused bouquet that retains admirable delineation, one that you would think comes from a cooler growing season. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and ripe, revealing dark chocolate and cedar notes toward the finish and mint on the aftertaste. Perhaps the finish does not quite match the alluring bouquet, but it should mature nicely over the next couple of decades. “-Neal Martin. Vinous.com

Not Reviewed as yet but wines that stood out.

2 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Maison Louis Jadot, Bonnes Mares @ £1390 per 6 (small production, Vineyard management and wine making treated the same way as the Domaine wine with a big score)

2 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine Gagny, Louis Jadot, Echezeaux @ £890 per 6  (The whole range from Gagny was good)

The Whites

2 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru @ £2200 per 62 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru @ £2200 per 6

94-96 points…”The 2018 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Les Demoiselles (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) is showing very well indeed, unfurling in the glass with scents of citrus oil, fresh Anjou pear, almond paste and white flowers, deftly framed by a nicely integrated application of new oak. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with a concentrated and tight-knit core, lively acids and a long, chalky finish.” -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

94-96 points…”The 2018 Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles Grand Cru has a gorgeous bouquet with scents of lemon and orange zest, pralines and crushed stone (somehow it reminds me of lemon drizzle cake!) The palate is fresh and taut on the entry, delivering impressive depth, good salinity in the mouth and a spicy, harmonious finish that lingers. There is a lovely crescendo of intensity in this Grand Cru. Superb.“-Neal Martin. Vinous.com 

4 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru @ £720 per 6 (I liked this wine)

93-95 points…..”Notes of fresh pear, waxy citrus rind, white flowers, toasted almonds and crushed chalk preface the 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot), a full-bodied, tensile and structured wine that’s racy, phenolic and youthfully introverted, concluding with a mineral finish. Once again, this is built for the cellar and will be well worth seeking out.” William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.

93-95 points….”The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a fresh bouquet of fennel, mint and light hazelnut aromas, all complementing the citrus fruit. The palate is vibrant and fresh on the entry with a fine bead of acidity. Harmonious from start to finish, it delivers an appealing spiciness that leaves the tongue tingling, thanks to a dab of ginger on the aftertaste. Very fine. “-Neal Martin. Vinous.com

4 cases 6 x 75cl, 2018 Maison Louis Jadot, Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret @ £525 per 6 (good wine for the cash)

93-95 points….” The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Cailleret 1er Cru comes from two sources that have been used for many years. It has a superb bouquet, the most austere but the most Puligny of all of Jadot’s Premier Crus from the appellation; this has wonderful delineation. The palate is very detailed and intense, lightly spiced, with razor-sharp acidity and plenty of concentration toward the persistent finish. This is a Premier Cru with Grand Cru aspirations… and why not? Highly recommended. “-Neal Martin. Vinous.com  

Wines offered En Primeur shipped later this year. Payment on Invoice. Let me know what is of interest and I will confirm. E & OE.

Alex

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