Jadot Louis Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru Pinot Noir Wine 2011
"The 2011 Louis Jadot Clos de Bèze is very, very close in quality to the brilliant 2010 that I tasted last year. The nose is deep, stunning and quite reserved in profile, offering up scents of black cherries, cassis, espresso, black minerality, herbs, grilled meat and cedar. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and totally suave, with superb mid-palate depth, ripe and classy tannins and outstanding length and grip on the nascently complex and aristocratic finish. A magical wine in the making and another 2011 Jadot wine I would love to be around to sample next to its 2010 counterpart when the two are fully mature!...96" JG 01/13
External Reviews for Jadot Louis Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru Pinot Noir Wine
Medium red less bright than the Feusselottes. Reticent nose hints at crushed stone. Silky-sweet on entry then surprisingly open-knit in the middle with sweet berry and mineral flavors carrying nicely through a broad fine-grained finish. Has the stuffing to support its smooth tannins. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Moderate wood frames a very pretty nose of high-toned raspberry cherry and subtle menthol nuances. There is plenty of the characteristic minerality to the refined and attractively vibrant medium weight flavors that possess a distinctly saline character on the clean and mildly austere finish. The tannins are firm but quite fine-grained and this should age well as the balance is impeccable. Outstanding Burghound.
The Chateau des Jacques 2011 Moulin-a-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin reveals scents of nutmeg almond extract and vanilla as well as lightly cooked ripe cherry. It comes to the palate expansive and rich yet felicitously juicy and buoyant as well as possessed of alluringly bitter-sweet and elusive inner-mouth iris perfume. Along with saliva-drawing salinity and savory shrimp shell reduction the merest hint of caramelization is incorporated in its long succulent finish. Here is a classic instance of virtually 100% new wood at this estate scarcely sapping textural allure or primary juiciness a phenomenon that de Castelnau is more inclined to attribute to the quality of grape tannins and sheer extract of vinous raw material that results from long but gentle watchful fermentative extraction (usually followed by malo) as opposed to crediting the provenance or treatment of the estate's barrels (though surely these represent a glove-fit). "The wine has to be completely constructed before going to barrel" is how he puts it echoing Jean-Marie Guffens' well-known and far more than just clever adage that "a wine can take as much new wood as it doesn't need." Plan to follow this one through at least 2019. - David Schildknecht Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The Chateau des Jacques 2011 Moulin-a-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin reveals scents of nutmeg almond extract and vanilla as well as lightly cooked ripe cherry. It comes to the palate expansive and rich yet felicitously juicy and buoyant as well as possessed of alluringly bitter-sweet and elusive inner-mouth iris perfume. Along with saliva-drawing salinity and savory shrimp shell reduction the merest hint of caramelization is incorporated in its long succulent finish. Here is a classic instan
The 2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze is typically elegant and almost understated on the nose but it certainly has very fine delineation and elegance. The palate is nicely focused very pure and linear. There is lovely symmetry here with a graceful finish worthy of the hallowed climat. Superb. - Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Medium red. Complex but youthfully reticent nose offers cherry raspberry minerals and sexy smoky oak. Juicy silky and deep with lovely flesh and restrained sweetness to the tangy redcurrant and spice flavors. Very well-judged use of new oak here. A building note of orange zest adds lift to the middle palate. Finishes silky suave and long with noble tannins. With 48 hours in the recorked bottle this continued to show a wonderfully layered mouth feel while avoiding the peppery aspect displayed by many examples from this vintage. I d love to try this next to the Chapelle in ten years. 94+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.
There is also enough oak influence to notice though not enough to materially detract from the high-toned and overtly spicy red currant cherry and plum suffused nose. There is a lovely minerality to the supple forward and refined middle weight plus flavors that possess a wonderfully refined mouth feel before culminating in a long powerful concentrated and palate drenching finish. While not truly a wine of finesse in the same sense as a fine Chambolle or Volnay this is relatively subtle as the supporting tannins have the same fine grain as the best of these 2011s. Burghound.
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