2015 Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Beaux Monts" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1300114 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts was shaded by the Les Suchots in this occasion, more foursquare and less terroir-driven at the moment, though developing attractive woodland and sous-bois aromas with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a fine bead of acidity and commendable precision on the finish. This has potential, but it may need more bottle age than the Les Suchots. (NM)  (12/2016)

90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Like the Chaumes this is sufficiently reduced today to render the nose hard to assess. Otherwise the mouth feel is also quite seductive but in this case with somewhat more minerality in evidence on the plush and sophisticated flavors and lingering finish. This is not as mineral-driven as usual but it’s awfully pretty. (9093)/2027+  (4/2017)

90-92 points Vinous

 Bright medium red, moderately saturated like the Suchots. More complex on the nose than the Suchots, with dark berry, redcurrant and espresso aromas complemented by a suggestion of graphite minerality. Also sweeter, plusher and more chocolatey than the Suchots, conveying a more pliant texture and little of the Suchot's slightly raw character. In fact, this wine boasts a rather creamy, almost liqueur-like quality without coming across as overly sweet. Finishes with nicely ripe tannins and very good length. (ST)  (1/2017)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Vosne Romanee

- This is the top of the Côte de Nuits. Home to the famous Grand Crus of Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Romanée St. Vivant, Richebourg, La Tâche, Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux, and La Grand Rue, this village really makes you realize how much extraordinary wine can come from a tiny place. This is the home of quintessential Burgundy-deep, rich, refined and powerful.