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2012 Domaine Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 6-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1504748 94 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark This comes from Jadot’s five-acre holding in Clos Vougeot. The vines in Jadot’s holding are 50- to 60-years-old, located from halfway to two-thirds of the way up the hill. My notes from the blind tasting read like a lecture from Jacques Lardière, the recently retired technical director at Jadot, who often spoke as if he’d been dynamized for a biodynamic prep: 'Floral buzz. The feel of limestone in the tannins. Energized. Vigorous.' Aside from the energy in the wine, there is a lovely richness, the powerful tannins seamlessly melded with dark-cherry savor. Scents of rose hips add to that floral buzz, as the wine keeps juicing up in the finish. This has the balance and drive to age for years. Inner quote mark (10/2015)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark A brooding and almost completely inexpressive nose reveals the barest glimpses of dark berry fruit as it fights with the very prominent toasty wood. The round and very supple big-bodied flavors possess good mid-palate concentration as well as fine size, weight and power before terminating in a velvety, delicious and youthfully austere finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose reappears. This exceptionally primary effort will require long-term cellaring to be at its absolute peak. Note that I would not suggest this as a good candidate to enjoy young as the wood is presently annoying even though the density is such that my rating implicitly assumes that it will eventually be absorbed. Inner quote mark (4/2015)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted blind at the annual 'Burgfest' tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru from Louis Jadot has a lifted, licorice-tinged bouquet with plenty of guts to it. There aromatics do not hold back. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, dense black fruit with a structured finish that does not quite deliver the complexity the aromatics suggest at first, but with aeration, manifests subtle nuances and fine mineralité. This is a great success for winemaker Frédéric Barnier and his team. (NM) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Full red. Perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, red cherry, licorice pastille and flowers. Sappy, savory and a bit youthfully clenched and four-square on the palate, showing a rather austere, medicinal character accentuated by a slightly herbal peppery quality. Today the fruit is kept under wraps by the wine's firm spine of acids and tannins. Revealed a note of maraschino cherry with 48 hours in the recorked bottle but retained its menthol and licorice qualities. This will require patience. (ST) Inner quote mark (3/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Pure cherry and raspberry flavors are driven by vivid acidity and a firm base of tannins, keeping this lean and tense, with an innate minerality. Still a bit tight and compact on the finish, but this finds equilibrium with some sweet fruit. (BS) Inner quote mark (6/2015)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Rich and medicinal on the nose. Crunchy and positive. Lots of structure but also masses of fruit. Pretty smart for the appellation! 17.5/20 points (JR) Inner quote mark (11/2013)

K&L Notes

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