Jadot Louis - Beaune Clos des Ursules 2016
Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) is showing very well indeed from bottle, wafting from the glass with a beautifully pure bouquet of red cherries, plums, subtle spices and citrus peel that only hint at the tertiary complexity to come with bottle age. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, elegant and velvety, with excellent depth at the core, succulent acids and a long, precise finish. The sheer finesse of this Clos des Ursules' tannins is really quite striking, but while that renders it deceptively approachable now, the real excitement will come with the better part of a decade of bottle age. WK
Good dark red. Aromas of cherry and flowers are complemented by a hint of mocha. Plusher in texture than the Bressandes but also with good reserve to its flavors of dark cherry and menthol. Turns more imploded and medicinal on the back half, ultimately finishing with a firm tannic spine. This solidly structured wine is a bit less sweet and floral than the Bressandes and more dominated by soil tones in the early going.
The purity and beauty to this wine is certainly impressive with raspberry, blueberry and lavender aromas. Simple character on the palate with a full body, chewy and round tannins and a savory finish, leaving flint, dried black-tea and spice on the aftertaste. Very impressive. Try after 2023.