2005 Louis Jadot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($243) Pale color. Sexy, complex aromas of stone fruits, minerals, white flowers and barrel char. Suave on entry, then rich, fine-grained and round, with lovely energy to the peach and mineral flavors. Fat but not heavy; in fact, this boasts excellent grip. Very silky, enticing Batard with superb persistence. All from fruit on the Puligny side of the grand cru (|if it was from Chassagne, it would be heavier,| noted Lardiere), who retained about 40% of the malic acidity.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2007
Burghound | Rating: 93A ripe and highly expressive nose features a complex mix of pretty white flower and orchard fruit aromas that merge into unusually linear and precise flavors that are extremely rich, wonderfully powerful, taut and muscular with exceptional length and almost painful intensity. While this is not as concentrated as some wines in the range, what I like about the wine though is the impeccable balance and detail, which is relatively rare in classic examples of Bƒtard. Built to age.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 3rd Quarter, 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96This has plenty of power. Starts out with a swagger, introducing the apricot, pineapple and toast flavors, then picks up again on the finish, where the bracing structure emerges, driving the dried citrus, toast, spice, and mineral flavors to a long conclusion. 300 cases made.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18Waxy nose - broad and lemony and rich. Very dry finish. So chewy you almost need a knife and fork for this. Wait a long time! Pretty good length.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 39210
Self | Rating: 97Bright yellow, hinting at gold. Lower toned minerality. Flowers, honey, lemon on the nose. Lemon and apricot on the palate with incredible layering of flavor. Minute+ finish.Author: Daniel F397
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.
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 152 bottles owned
- 27 collectors
- Average collector rating: 97
(Out of 27 collectors)