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Louis Jadot Beaune 153rd Anniversary Cuvee 2012

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This wine is deeply colored, and shows notes of dark berries. Its tannins are fine grained and silky, showing the hallmark complexity and richness of Beaune's premiers crus. Food Pairing: Pair with delicate meat dishes and most cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Beaune
Brand Louis Jadot
Alcohol/vol 13.26%
  • wa88-90

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Beaune 1er Cru was inaugurated to celebrate the 150th anniversary and it comes from vineyards from various contracted growers, the multifarious vineyards printed on the label. It has only been made in 2009 and 2012 (incidentally, there will be no 2013.) It is mainly produced in magnum and larger formats, although there are a minority of bottles being produced. There will be around 200 barrels in 2012. It has an agreeable, lighter bouquet than I imagined, well-defined with dark berry and plum fruit. The palate is rounded and generous on the entry with bold, quite assertive tannins but plenty of lush red, citrus-tinged fruit to back it up, and a satisfying saline aftertaste. As I mentioned to Frederic Barnier, I enjoyed this wine, but having tasted through the various lieux-dits beforehand, I could not help yearning for that intellectual exercise for discerning a place.

Neal Martin, December 2013