The vineyards in Burgundy are numerous, and some are not even included in detailed maps over Burgundy. One of these vineyards is Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Demoiselles.
I tried to find the location on my trusted standard map – the Atlas Vins app for iPad – made by the Sylvain Pitiot and Pierre Poupon – but no luck on these otherwise outstanding maps.
I then did some more research, and found a quite interesting story about the Les Demoiselles, Puligny Les Caillerets and Chevalier Montrachet.… Read the full article →
The 1990 Beaune Clos des Ursules from Jadot is starting to show some matured notes. In the nose red and dark berry fruit – raspberries, rich sous-bois with a lovely earthy minerality. On the palate still quite tight but starting to show some charming notes of red fruit – the alcohol is slightly forward currently. It’s a quite edgy and backward given the level and vintage. Need 5 years more to unfold and will keep for at least a decade. Really like this terroir ..… Read the full article →
The Beaune Clos des Ursules 1996 from Jadot has entered a matured stage. The nose offer lovely red forest berries, sous-bois with hints of truffle and citrus. On the palate quite rich and cool fruit with a fine backbone from the citrus infused acidity of the 1996 vintage. It’s very harmonious for a 1996 with rounded tannins and a nice earthy minerality – quite elegant and refined without the somwhat rustic notes found in some 1996s. Will keep 10 years more – but is already a great glass of matured pinot – love the fine match between the rich earthy terroir and the crisp acidity of the vintage.… Read the full article →
The Chassagne Morgeot 1996 from Jadot is approaching a state of maturity. The bouquet is showing quite mature notes – hazelnuts, honey and a buttery yellow fruit. On the palate matured fruit – again fat buttery notes – held together by the powerful 1996 acidity. The finish is quite long and mineralic with the classic 1996 citrus notes. It’s showing good harmony and freshness with the citrus notes in the finish adding a good balance to the somewhat dense fruit. A lovely mature white Burgundy.… Read the full article →
The Meursault Genevrieres 1999 from Louis Jadot is really singing at this stage. In the bouquet quite complex matured yellow fruits with notes of apple, hazelnuts and a buttery hint with a citrus twist. On the palate quite rich but fresh fruit, beautifully balanced by a fine acidity and the lovely minerality from the Genevriere vineyard. It’s quite long with a quite racy finish with a fresh citrus note. Indeed nice to have a non-oxed 1999 – this vintage really have a beautiful inner balance and harmoni.… Read the full article →
The Meursault Blagny 1988 from Louis Jadot is slightly past it’s peak – but still very much drinkable. In the bouquet complex mature fruit notes with hints of coffee, butterscotch and honey. The oxidation is starting to show, with some notes of old belle de boskoop apples – not a big problem now, but it’s indicating – drink now. On the palate quite rich buttery fruit for a 1988, with a good fresh backbone acidity. Lovely balanced and quite elegant – a very good fully mature Burgundy.… Read the full article →
The 1996 Beaune Clos des Ursules from Jadot is now entering a quite mature stage. The nose is very beautiful with sweet pinot notes, truffel, forrest floor and hints of the citrus note found in many red 1996 wines. On the palate still quite some grip from the tannins and the powerfull 1996 acidity backbone. The fruit red fruit is ripe and matured with a good balance, After some time in the glas the wine starts to open further and the sweet notes comes forward while the tannins are less prominent.… Read the full article →
The Batard-Montrachet 1995 is a wonderful mature white Burgundy. Very fine mature notes in the bouquet, still fresh but quite mature. On the palate very good minerality, great length and freshness, a very well balanced wine. A very fine core of ripe chardonnay fruit completes this very fine white Burgundy. The bouquet is more developed than the palate, and i’m sure it will continue to drink well in the years to come. But think I would prefer to drink the rest now, before the frehsness is gone.… Read the full article →
Louis Jadot Cazetiers 1990 a nice mature Burgundy, with the typical spicy Jadot style. Vintage and terroir is a perfect match, and the wine is now approaching its optimum – it will probably keep another 10 years, but will hardly get better. One can hope the hot 1999 wines evolves towards the equilibrium that exists in some of the mature wines from 1990. Fine to very Fine. (now – 2020) – 92p
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Beaune Coucheraux Grand Cru 1955 fro Louis Jadot. The wine was very developed, but still had some fruit and body, but it is in serious decline. Difficult to judge a wine like this, but it’s still hiding elements of greatness behind the oxidized bouquet.(Drink now) – 86p
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The Chassagne Les Cailles 1989 is a fine effort from Jadot. I have tasted this wine a couple of times before – and I must say it was better a few years ago. It has lost some of it’s fruitiness and volume, and while it’s still a very nice wine, it lacks some freshness – but still fine. (Drink now) – 91p
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I use my own 100 point rating system here at Winehog.org. Compared with other rating systems used by Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Allen Meadows (BurgHound), I have more steps between 85 points and 100 points.
The change of the rating system is due to the need to separate the many really good and fine wines rated in the spread between 85 points and 93 points. I really like Clive Coates clear and simple terms … good, very good, fine and very fine, and has integrated these on my 100 points scale.… Read the full article →