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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Louis Jadot Clos de Loyse 2009

I put this Louis Jadot Clos de Loyse in the fridge yesterday and then this afternoon poured it into the decanter before taking the kids for a bike ride along Grantchester meadows in the face of a bracing northerly breeze.

By the time we got back an hour or so later, we were well-aired, several degrees cooler and ready for some food.

By contrast, the wine had warmed up a few degrees but was equally well aired and ready for food.

Golden in the glass, on the nose, there are ripe orchard fruits and a complex toasty yeastiness.

The palate is full of ripe apple-and-pear fruit, rounded citrus acidity, savoury leesiness and oatmealy oak.

The finish is persistent and balanced; overall it feels well made, elegant and moreish.

The trick perhaps, to enjoying this wine at it best is not to overchill, give it plenty of air and serve with food that will match its savoury character - a simple fish or chicken dish.

We started with roasted sliced fennel and anchovies; main was chicken in a creamy tarragon sauce and it was a perfect match for both.

£12.49 from Wimbledon Wine Cellars, Eagle Wines, Luvians Bottle Shop, Peake Wine Associates, The Real Wine Company, The Leamington Wine Company, Jubilee Wines, Flagship Wines, Noble Green Wines, Matthew Clark; provided for review.


Louis Jadot - http://www.louisjadot.com/

Image credit: Grantchester Meadows: http://www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/html/2003/P71212207.html

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