2005 Domaine Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Duc de Magenta
Wine & Spirits
Oak contributes to the generosity of this wine, part of the first impression but not central to the last. Underneath, floral scents and cool stony minerality form a matrix of delicacy and power. The wine has direction, opening like narcissus, clean, long and dense. From Jadot's monopole, Clos de la Chapelle.
This has a little more of a hard edge to it, in the form of oak tannins. Yet the core is rich and creamy, with plenty of apple, peach, citrus and spice flavors. Has great length. Just needs some time. Best from 2009 through 2020. 625 cases made.
90 points Stephen Tanzer: "Aromas of honey, nuts and white flowers. Fatter and riper than the Romanee but nicely dry, with stone fruit and floral flavors complemented but not overwhelmed by spicy oak. This spreads out nicely on the back half, coating the palate with fruit and earth. Much more harmonious and lively today than the Romanee Less hail here." (International Wine Cellar, 09/07) 88-90 points Allen Meadows' Burghound: "Like many wines from Chassagne in '05, this is very ripe with aromas of peach, pear, apricot and mango that lead to rich, full and power flavors that possess excellent volume if not elegance. On the plus side, this is a very concentrated effort but on the negative, it presently comes up a bit short, at least for now." (07/07)