DON'T MISS! Jadot Clos Vougeot 2015
We’ve said it so many times, but it bears repeating – the wines of Domaine Louis Jadot are among the very finest from the Cote d’Or. Their fabulous vineyard holdings, exemplary winemaking and a proven track record of ageability have shown us again and again that these are perhaps the most underrated wines in the whole of Burgundy – which has one positive upside: the price. Jadot have always remained sensibly priced, only being influenced by the wider natural factors of yield in each harvest, and thus the actual amount of wine produced.
We are therefore delighted to offer one of the great Grand Crus of the Cote de Nuits: Clos Vougeot. Treating this giant (by regional standards) 50ha vineyard as one entity would be an aberration, given the breadth of terroir throughout; however, Jadot are one of the largest holders of vines in Clos Vougeot with two excellent parcels at the Vosne Romanée end of the vineyard, surrounded by no less than the likes of Laurent Roumier and Méo-Camuzet.
Their 2015 is simply fantastic. We opened a bottle in the office this morning and it has that ideal balance of concentration and finesse, with exotic, floral aromatics and an excellent structure which guarantees a long life in the cellar. It comes highly recomeneded!
- Price: £85.00 per bottle
- Pack Size: 12 x 0.75L
- Status: IB
- Quantity: 6 Btls
- ETA: Autumn 2017
Tasting Notes and Scores
Tightly coiled and backwards, this takes some real coaxing in the glass to bring it out of its shell – a clue that this is a wine with serious long-term potential. Already impressively layered with bright, ripe red and black cherry fruit, tangerine and a gently musky floral character, along with earthier tones. There is true character here. Serious vibrancy on the palate, with pleasing orange citrus notes alongside the wild strawberry and cherry notes, all underpinned by spice and warm earth. The spine is strong and firm but fine boned with beautifully handled tannins. Harmonious even at this nascent stage, this is a Clos Vougeot that will go the distance.
- Tasted December 2016