I do adore the 1996 vintage for white Burgundies – when they are not premoxed. This was the reason why I originally bought three bottles of Batard-Montrachet 1996 from Louis Jadot – around 15 years back or more. Sadly not the bedst investment – one heavily premoxed, one somewhat premoxed and lastly this somewhat disappointing wine. This bottle was 100% fresh – no premox and as developed as I would have expected. Bouquet quite intense white and yellow fruits – hints of hazelnuts and quite a powerful impression of minerality – however lacking some freshness from the citrus notes that often are associated with this vintage. On the palate intense – robust and rather rustic – not much focus from the fine 1996 acidity – actually not very typical for the vintage. After more time in the glass – more complexity from the maturing fruit. Not as refined or defined as I had hoped for – after tasting the wine in it’s youth. Rarther disappointing – or expectations were too high?
(Drink From Now) – Fine+ 91p – Tasted 31/12/2017
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Louis Jadot, Batard-Montrachet 1996 January 5, 2018
- Louis Jadot, Savigny Les Beaune 1er cru 2008 September 2, 2016
- Maison Louis Jadot, Bonnes Mares 1962 January 24, 2016
- Maison Louis Jadot, Beaune Les Avaux 1999 January 17, 2016
- Louis Jadot, Chambertin Clos de Béze 1996 October 18, 2015
- Louis Jadot, Volnay Santenots 1980 June 28, 2015
- Louis Jadot, Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1996 July 16, 2014
- Louis Jadot, Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint Jacques 1990 January 6, 2014
- Louis Jadot, Beaune Clos des Ursules 1990 November 25, 2013
- Louis Jadot, Beaune Clos des Ursules 1996 August 31, 2013
- Louis Jadot, Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1996 January 29, 2013
- Louis Jadot, Meursault Genevrieres 1999 January 17, 2013
- Louis Jadot, Meursault Blagny 1988 January 16, 2013
- Louis Jadot, Batard Montrachet 1995 September 16, 2011
- Louis Jadot Les Cazetiers 1990 June 27, 2011
- Louis Jadot Beaune Coucheraux 1955 June 27, 2011
- Louis Jadot Chassagne Les Caillerets 1989 June 27, 2011
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