2014 Domaine Louis Jadot Le Musigny Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Musigny Grand Cru has a pure, enticing, quite regal bouquet with red plum and blackberry scents, wild hedgerow and wilted rose petals -- all very nuanced, so much so that you almost miss its intrinsic intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well judged acidity and tangible mineralité, especially on the precise finish that carries enormous persistence as it fans out. As is becoming tradition these days, I spent two mornings at Louis Jadot on the outskirts of Beaune, one dedicated to their whites and the other their reds. Apart from enjoying the wines that I think are doing very nicely under head winemaker Frédéric Barnier, the marathon offers an overview of the Burgundy region across geography and across hierarchy. I began our conversation asking about the factors that influenced the quality of the 2014 vintage...
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A gorgeously complex if highly restrained nose displays a broad mix of dark berries, plum, earth, spice and Asian-style tea notes. The wonderfully rich, full-bodied and powerful flavors are shaped by fine-grained tannins that possess excellent phenolic ripeness before culminating in a spectacularly persistent and stony finish as this really fans out on the palate. Simply put, this is magnificent.
Deep, dark red. Brooding, bound-up nose suggests dark fruits, roast coffee, mocha and licorice. Firm, muscular and extremely unevolved; displays the full ripeness and outstanding inner-mouth tension of Jadot's other 2014s from Chambolle-Musigny but this is a bit youthfully brutal today and very hard to taste. The blackberry and black cherry flavors are currently cut off by the wine's powerful tannic spine. This wine may need 15 years or more of cellaring.
Pure candied red fruit with a tight but perfectly ripe texture and a savoury finish. Intense and elegant.