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Montrachet Louis Jadot 94-96 Jg Premier 2010

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"The 2010 Jadot Montrachet is an extremely elegant example of the vintage, delivering a very classy nose of apple, orange, white peach, pastry cream, chalky minerality, white flowers and a stylish base of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and seamless, with lovely nascent complexity, a fine core of fruit, impeccable focus and balance and great cut and grip on the very refined and very, very long finish. The malo was extremely late for the Montrachet in 2010 and it is possible that this wine is not showing quite as well as the last couple of wines for this reason...94-96+" JG 12/11 "A grand white, regal in its aromas of apricot, pastry and lime blossom. Creamy in texture and layered, displaying fine intensity, power and harmony. Complex aftertaste...92-95" Non-Blind WS 5/12 This is completely different and trades elegance for notably more aromatic complexity as here the nose is impressively broad-ranging with its panoply of ripe orchard fruit, rose, lavender and white flower nuances coupled with notes of citrus peel, stone and spices. There is a discreet touch of wood on the exceptionally rich, powerful and strikingly well-concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that brim with mouth coating dry extract before culminating in a massively long finish where, once again, the balance is flawless… 94-97 BH 6/12 "The 2010 Montrachet, from the Chassagne side, is utterly magnificent. Smoke, slate, butter, spices and juicy yellow stone fruits explode from the glass as this totally captivating, alluring wine shows off its pedigree. Waves of fruit continue to develop in the glass. The 2010 Montrachet is simply huge. It is compelling today, and I imagine it will be compelling in 30 years’ time. This is a dazzling effort...98" WA 8/12 "Less perfumed on the nose than the Chevalier-Montrachet, dominated today by smoky minerality, petrol and crushed rock along with a hint of clove. Fat, rich and powerful but extremely backward and not yet revealing much personality. Utterly primary Montrachet with a stony, slowly building finish and outstanding length. With its powerful structure and impression of tannins, this will probably have an aging curve more like a red wine than a white. Over the next decade, I'd rather drink the Batard, but this one may ultimately surpass it....94+" IWC 09/12

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Maison Louis Jadot:
  Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, Maison Jadot expanded rapidly, taking northern Europe by storm. When his son, Louis Jean Baptiste, took over in 1900, more change took place, and many vineyards were acquired, including Corton Charlemagne and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles. With the help of Ru... Read more
  Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, Maison Jadot expanded rapidly, taking northern Europe by storm. When his son, Louis Jean Baptiste, took over in 1900, more change took place, and many vineyards were acquired, including Corton Charlemagne and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles. With the help of Rudy Kopf, founder of the Kobrand Corporation, Maison Jadot expanded even further, setting up shop in both England and the U.S. In 1985, Madame Jadot sold the company to Rudy Kopf’s family, ensuring a successful future for the company. The land is very important to Maison Louis Jadot, and making the terroir shine through is always a priority. Maison Jadot identifies with its Burgundy heritage, and all wines are Appellation Contrôlée. The winery controls about 380 acres of land in Burgundy, including Côte d'Or, Mâconnais and Beaujolais. Jacques Lardière, winemaster, works with Christine, Guillaume, and Audrey to ensure that the single-variety wines produced, including Pinot Noir for reds, Chardonnay for whites, and Gamay for Beaujolais, always produce the best, most consistent wines. Read less

"The 2010 Jadot Montrachet is an extremely elegant example of the vintage, delivering a very classy nose of apple, orange, white peach, pastry cream, chalky minerality, white flowers and a stylish base of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and seamless, with lovely nascent complexity, a fine core of fruit, impeccable focus and balance and great cut and grip on the very refined and very, very long finish. The malo was extremely late for the Montrachet in 2010 and it is possible that this wine is not showing quite as well as the last couple of wines for this reason...94-96+" JG 12/11 "A grand white, regal in its aromas of apricot, pastry and lime blossom. Creamy in texture and layered, displaying fine intensity, power and harmony. Complex aftertaste...92-95" Non-Blind WS 5/12 This is completely different and trades elegance for notably more aromatic complexity as here the nose is impressively broad-ranging with its panoply of ripe orchard fruit, rose, lavender and white flower nuances coupled with notes of citrus peel, stone and spices. There is a discreet touch of wood on the exceptionally rich, powerful and strikingly well-concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that brim with mouth coating dry extract before culminating in a massively long finish where, once again, the balance is flawless… 94-97 BH 6/12 "The 2010 Montrachet, from the Chassagne side, is utterly magnificent. Smoke, slate, butter, spices and juicy yellow stone fruits explode from the glass as this totally captivating, alluring wine shows off its pedigree. Waves of fruit continue to develop in the glass. The 2010 Montrachet is simply huge. It is compelling today, and I imagine it will be compelling in 30 years’ time. This is a dazzling effort...98" WA 8/12 "Less perfumed on the nose than the Chevalier-Montrachet, dominated today by smoky minerality, petrol and crushed rock along with a hint of clove. Fat, rich and powerful but extremely backward and not yet revealing much personality. Utterly primary Montrachet with a stony, slowly building finish and outstanding length. With its powerful structure and impression of tannins, this will probably have an aging curve more like a red wine than a white. Over the next decade, I'd rather drink the Batard, but this one may ultimately surpass it....94+" IWC 09/12

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