2010 Louis Jadot Domaine des Heritiers Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru
Burghound | Rating: 95A gorgeously elegant if highly restrained nose of citrus, acacia blossom and pungent wet stone aromas trimmed in just enough wood to notice is stunning. Not surprisingly, the medium-bodied flavors are much finer than those of the Batard or Corton-Charlemagne though not quite as big or powerful. The strikingly intense, lingering and impeccably well-balanced finish radiates minerality and the overall sense of harmony is flat out superb. A knockout, even by the incredible standards of this wine.Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97A huge, complete wine, the 2010 Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles boasts stunning inner perfume and layers of expressive fruit, all supported by veins of minerality that occasionally appear hidden by the wine's sheer stuffing. In 2010, the Demoiselles impresses for its verticality, fabulous overall balance and completeness. It is another wine that should handsomely repay cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2020.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96As much about the texture as the flavors and how they fit together. The lime blossom, peach, mineral, vanilla and clove notes are embedded in the smooth, creamy body of this white, kept lively by juicy acidity. Finishes long and harmonious.Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Pale, bright yellow. Sappy aromas of lemon peel, powdered chalk, fresh herbs and tobacco (Lardiere identified |green hazelnut bark|). Utterly silky and seamless, but with superb energy to the flavors of ripe citrus peel and wild herbs. Gains in power and thickness as it opens in the glass. Really outstanding inner-mouth tension here. The rising finish features a whiplash of exotic citrus peel and oils. This should be long-lived.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2012
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
- 176 bottles owned
- 21 collectors