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1997 Louis Jadot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

  • 96 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46288-1997-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Healthy dark red. Superripe aromas of crystallized black raspberry, rose petal, violet, iron, baking spices and meat. Huge entry, then almost painfully intense, with superb extract and great thrust.

    Exhilarating hints of dark berries, mint, flowers and minerals give this wine great complexity and verve. Would come across as thick if it weren't so sharply focused. The firm tannins are buried in fruit on the extremely long, tactile finish. Should enjoy a long and spectacular evolution in bottle.

    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2000
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    Strong Gevrey earth notes marry with big, black, intense and remarkably complex crushed fruit aromas that lead to huge, indeed even massive and intense flavors underpinned by big but very ripe tannins and this finishes with almost painful intensity and super length. If there is a niggle, despite the impressive concentration, ripeness (though by no means over ripe) and sheer depth, it's the absence of much finesse though this may very well arrive with time as this should live for a long time. Consistent notes.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 1997 Chambertin Clos de Beze was harvested at an unheard of (for Burgundy) 14.2 natural potential alcohol. This black/purple-colored benchmark-setter displays saliva-inducing cookie dough and cherry syrup aromas. Immensely ripe and concentrated, yet pure, fresh, and noble, it conquers the taster with unending layers of jammy compote-like fruit flavors. Awesomely dense, deep, fresh, and refined, this stunner has the potential to ultimately merit a score in the high 90s. It seamlessly combines the New World's over-ripeness and fruit-forward characteristics with Burgundy's trademark balance, elegance, and structure. The lucky few that will secure a few bottles of this nectar should note that it should be at its peak of maturity between 2003-2015. Bravo!
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Very plummy style, with licorice and easy fruit, though it lacks midpalate concentration. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and toasty, smoky flavors on the finish.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Advanced in glass but not any rush to drink. Expecting more in terms of structure. Will follow up and see how it evolves, but now appears light and without Grand Cru structure.
    Author: rsmfranco

Maison Louis Jadot has been in the town of Beaune since 1859, and has a stellar reputation for producing wines of excellent value. Jadot's principles of vinification balance tradition and technology and focus on the purest expression of the terroir. Jadot aims to cultivate its vines with consideration for the environment and the microbial life of the soils.

Maison Louis Jadot controls 105 hectares of "domaine" property that is divided into four groups: Domaine Louis Jadot, Domaine Gagey, Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot, and Domaine du Duc de Magenta. As a negociant-élévateur, Jadot also cultivates long-term partnerships with many growers which allows the representation of a larger range of appellations. Jadot's portfolio includes wines from regional appellations, Chablis, the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais, and Beaujolais.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 209 bottles owned
  • 45 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 45 collectors)