2006 Louis Jadot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($245) Pale-medium yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of dried fruits, honey, nutty oak, clove and iodine. Big, rich and sweet but lively, with good mineral firmness and sound acidity buffering the wine's alcoholic power (this is a solid 14%). A bit youthfully aggressive on the finish but very long. Jadot buys both fruit and must for this wine, all from the Puligny side of this grand cru.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96From the Puligny side of that cru, Jadot's 2006 Batard-Montrachet from both purchased juice and grapes delivers vivid scents of saffron, jasmine, vanilla, musk, brown spices, and ripe peach. Vibrant - virtually electric - on the palate, yet all the while creamy in texture, here is a wine to make one firmly believe in the house proclivity to retain some malic acid. Blind, I might have imagined - at least until further reflection, and recognition of this wine's sheer power - that I was drinking the Marcobrunn Riesling of my dreams. The persistence of fruit and spice here are as formidable as the foregoing features led one to hope.Author: David Schildknecht
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Full-bodied, opulent and well-muscled, this white enters full speed ahead, turning more restrained by the finish. It's lively enough to stay focused, ushering in a long, spicy finish.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Burghound | Rating: 92Notably ripe orchard fruit, including peach, pear and apricot is nuanced by notes of white flower and pain grill‚ that are followed by rich, full and opulent big-bodied and powerful flavors oozing with dry extract that confers an almost chewy character onto the explosive and sappy finish that delivers impressive length.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 3rd Quarter, 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17The Bƒtard-Montrachet vineyard lies just below and parallel to Le Montrachet across the breadth of the slope. The largest of the five Grands Crus, its 11.7ha are divided between Puligny with 6ha, and Chassagne with 5.7ha. Bƒtard-Montrachet is generally ranked third in stature among these Grands Crus; its ownership is extremely piecemeal, the largest holding totalling 1.9ha. Maison Louis Jadot carries out a traditional vinification in primarily new oak casks, to underscore and highlight the qualities of this great wine. CS Very rich and dense. Lots of acidity and chew - not much flattery,. Surprisingly. A little low key. Just a bit too tight and introvert.Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 39509
Self | Rating: 98Rich and alomost Sauternes like in its approach and up front fruit, then gives away a long dry chalk and steel finish which lasts at least 30 seconds - truly profund wineAuthor: toonus
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
- 70 bottles owned
- 17 collectors
- Average collector rating: 98
(Out of 17 collectors)