2002 Louis Jadot - Montrachet 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

JR 17.5+   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5+

Extremely heavy so not much nose though with the odd citrus top note discernible. Still too low key to show its real potential but this seems slightly stodgy next to the other Grand Cru whites.

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: dwdorman
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/12/2009
Drink Dates:
subtle and delicate pear, apricot with a hint on tartness...wonderful mouthfeel and lingering layers of flavor...wonderful wine

Average rating: 94, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

199 bottles owned by 43 collectors.

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About This Producer

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 microbic 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 Heritiers Louis Jadot, and Domaine du Duc de Magenta. As a negociant-elevateur, 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 Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote Chalonnaise, Maconnais, and Beaujolais.

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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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