2014 Louis Jadot (Domaine Gagey) Bourgogne Rouge "Le Chapitre" (Elsewhere $32)

SKU #1344808 92 points James Suckling

 An outstanding pinot that would give many pinots from Oregon and northern California a run for the money. Medium body, silky tannins and a savory finish. What a deal. Drink now.  (4/2017)

K&L Notes

This vineyard is located in the Côte de Nuits in the village of Chenôve at the foot of the hill. It is one of the few vineyards with Bourgogne-level appellation status that's allowed to be mentioned on the label. This vineyard is rather old; two-thirds were planted in 1953. (Alex Pross, K&L Wines Burgundy Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/12/2018 | Send Email
I liken this wine to a man in a suit who left his tie at home. He looks dapper and possesses a relaxed charm, but that missing piece would certainly pump up his look. So, enjoy food with this wine, perhaps some roasted chicken or pot roast, to appreciate the full ensemble. This wine has a pronounced earth and mineral profile but does retain plenty of delicate red fruit and bright acidity. À votre santé!

Staff Image By: Anthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/11/2018 | Send Email
Food-friendly burgundy here with great supportive acid. The nose shows warm dark cherries and a touch of soft oak. Great aromatic depth and structure all the way through.

Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/2/2018 | Send Email
I tasted this wine on Tuesday, 27 February and it was a very pleasant surprise! It is light in colour, with a bing cherry and spicebox nose. Bright acidity, with cherries and a nice bit of cranberry on the finish. Fleshes out mid-palate. At this price point, it is also a super bargain! The rainbow unicorn of Burgundy! Zippy and affordable.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/1/2018 | Send Email
To me, the is one helluva value for "real" Bourgogne Rouge. I put the term "real" in quotes because I'm using it subjectively. In my personal opinion, "real" red Burgundy should have a combination of racy red fruit, forest floor notes, and just a bit of compote on the finish. If I want supple and cherry-laden Pinot Noir, I've got 1000+ options here in California. It's the former profile that one can only get from a true Bourgogne red, and if I can get all that goodness for less than twenty bucks, then that's a steal in my book. Part of the charm is the source of the fruit, in this case from near the border of Marsannay, perhaps the best village for early-drinking value in the entire region. The fact that Jadot took that fruit and through it into this Bourgogne Rouge "Chapitre" blend is remarkable, but it's only of value to you the customer if you know the secret. Now you do, but so does everyone else reading this review, so time is of the essence. Case up. This is a wine for volume purchases.

Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/1/2018 | Send Email
I’ll let you in on a little secret most diehard Burgundy enthusiasts don’t want you to know-the best values in Burgundy are usually found in wines made adjacent to the top vineyard sites. A lot of times these vineyards are less than a stone’s throw away from their much more famous brethren and share the same soil types and exposures yet not the same lofty titles or reputation. The personification of this theory is the 2014 Louis Jadot Bourgogne Rouge “Le Chapitre”, this vineyard is right on the border with Marsannay and straddles the Northern edge of the “Clos du Roy” 1er Cru vineyard which is considered the top vineyard in all of Marsannay yet the “Le Chapitre” is selling for 1/3rd the price of the Clos du Roy! An incredible value at $16.99 and more than 50% off the regular price this wine is an elegant masterpiece with subtle red fruit and mineral notes wrapped around a complex core of fruit that slowly expands as the wine moves across the palate. A classic example of the underrated 2014 vintage, the “Le Chapitre” Bourgogne Rouge is easily the best deal we currently have going in red Burgundy.
Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2025

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/27/2018 | Send Email
This is bright and snappy with hard candy flavors and aromas of spiced berries, cherries, red licorice and earth. The clean lines and crisp texture make this affordable gem super gulp-able.

Staff Image By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/27/2018 | Send Email
Undeniably one of the greatest values Bourgogne Rouge in the store right now. First you get lovely aromas of sweet red cherries with earthy notes. Then on the palate it's bright and elegant, full of pretty pomegranate and crunchy red cherry fruit accompanied by some spice and savory underbrush notes. Delicious and hard to resist wine for any Burgundy lover.

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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.


- 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.


- 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.