A tasting of Jadot's 2014 En Primeur Burgundies - and an Oregon Pinot Noir
Louis Jadot as a reliable producer of safe, sensible Burgundies;
I was not aware of the extent to which they also produce some very high-end
wines from the region.
what really piqued my interest was the opportunity to try one of their Pinots
the US's Mornington Peninsula or Tasmania - a cool-climate region that is
attracting a new wave of winemakers (mostly from down the coast in California)
keen to explore its potential for more European-style wines.
Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 generous nose with lots of fruit and varietal aromas;
ripe, plump fruit on the palate with good underpinnings, suppleness, freshness and
persistence. Drinking nicely now, but the firm tannins mean it will age. Good.
more fruit-forward, a purist may find it lacks the
chiselled elusiveness of the Burgundies of what Jancis describes as an "expressive and transparent" vintage.
Like many New World wines on the way up, it is perhaps better described
as an elevated version of an entry-level wine, rather than a basic version of a
it against some similarly priced Burgundies.
Chapelle plenty of tannin, but pretty and well-structured
Grand Cru ripe red fruits with complex, persistent underpinnings
Clos Les Ormes red berries and spices, well-structured and drinking
Two Burgundies from Louis Jadot