2013 Domaine Louis Jadot (Heritiers) Beaune 1er Cru "Clos des Ursules"
This Beaune bottling has a dense structure that broods through its tannic outer skin. Perfumed red fruits will shortly burst out to give an opulent, rich wine with both great acidity and layers of spice that finish with freshness. Drink from 2021. (RV)
Real purity of fruit in this with bark, dried strawberry and dried lemon peel. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. A wonderful wine for the vintage. Structured and enticing. Needs five to six years to soften.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules has the most mineral-driven bouquet of Jadot's six Beaune premier crus, with impressive delineation and terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, chalky tannins and a silver thread of acidity interwoven through the dark cherry, iodine, cassis and red currant notes. The finish is structured and exerts a gentle grip, but the persistence is tangible, suggesting that this Clos des Ursules has a long future ahead. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Once more there is an abundance of menthol character to the otherwise very pretty nose that combines notes of red currant, raspberry and cherry with soft earth and floral hints. The vibrant, delineated and intense medium-bodied flavors also possess solid mid-palate concentration before culminating in a lingering and complex finish where there is notably better (if not perfect) balance.
A generous style, this offers cherry, strawberry, spice and tea notes supported by a firm backbone. Balanced in an athletic way, with a dense, chewy finish. Best from 2017 through 2028. (BS)
Monopole. Pale ruby. Rusty pale rim. Very light impact on the nose. Very pure and well etched. Notably fine. Lots of lovely ripe fruit in the middle. A real success and only Burgundy could have produced it. Not a heavyweight but really beautiful balance. Good aftertaste -- really appetising and tasty. 17.5/20 points. Drink 2017-2032. (JR)
Moderately saturated bright medium red. High-pitched perfume of red cherry, rose petal, blood orange and spices, plus a whiff of peppery herbs. Juicy and penetrating, conveying a distinctly firm edge to its cranberry, crushed herb and floral flavors. Much more primary and floral than a barrel sample last year, which showed a stronger savory earthy component. Peppery tannins give the finish a dryness and call for patience. (ST)