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Louis Jadot Tasting A vintage like 2009 is perfect for those just beginning to explore the region, as well as those with more familiarity. Its youthful exuberance makes it perfect for tasting young, though it doesn’t highlight terroir as much as other, leaner vintages. Still, in the capable hands of a house like Jadot there is a lot to like. Maison Louis Jadot has vineyards throughout Burgundy, some in truly exceptional vineyards, but many in spots that deliver great values – a spot in which Jadot excels.

The wines of Jadot are very typical Burgundies and almost all are excellent examples of their type. With long macerations and wild yeast fermentations, the intent is to bring the consumer as close as possible to the vines. The sheer size of Jadot makes the high quality here all the more impressive, though with size comes scale. For example, in 1995 Jadot created the cooper Cadus to ensure a consistent, high-quality supply of oak barrels for aging.

One of the great things about 2009 and a Maison like Jadot is that in these warm years, vineyards with less than ideal positioning can often excel. What is lean and austere in a classic vintage can be lush and well-balanced in a vintage like 2009. It’s a vintage where the values wines can really shine!

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  • Snooth User: dmcker
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    Nice to see you followed up on the Jadot suggestion a while back. Definitely a good label for QPR in the Burgundy context, as well as relatively easy acquirability.

    'Reticent' is to be expected on '99 reds, ne c'est pas?

    Think it might've also been useful to make clear to readers less familiar with Burgundy which were the chardonnay whites, and which the pinot noir reds... ;-)

    Apr 25, 2011 at 7:49 PM

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