Louis Jadot – 5/12/2012

2011 Santenay Clos de Malte
Toasty ripe citrus pineapple, quite rich and open on the nose, fairly classic white burgundy notes. Rich but fairly light on the palate, full and quite expressive in terms of crunchy sweet oak, nice carry through and weight, complex yet approachable and broad.

2011 Pernand Vergelesses Croix de Pierre
softer and rounder on the nose, more integrated oak elements, slightly more caramel notes too. Brighter and tighter, a little crisper and more focused. Denser and warmer on the mid-palate, good concentration and ripeness. Nice complexity.

2011 Chassagne-Montrachet Grand Village
Starting to introduce some delicate but mature floral notes, round fruit characters and mature oak notes. Brisk, higher acid texture, lifted off the palate, increasing density and complexity, tighter and more interesting focus.

2011 Meursault Charmes
Deeper earthier minerality combining with the oak to give quite a brooding character to the aroma. Nice creamy buttery malo characters very subtle. Quite closed at the moment, subdued and very shy. Delicate texture and acids, supple and opulent but not broad.

2011 Chassagne Morgeot
Sightly more flinty smoky minerality, struck-match sitting over the oak. Dense and intense fruit and oak texture, concentration and power but still with plenty of finesse and elegance. Depth and yet needing plenty of time after bottling to settle down.

2011 Corton-Charlemagne
Quite expressive but complex on the nose, a lot of things going on, almost competing with each other at the moment. Showing oak and malo notes on the front of the palate, very prominent and youthful. Warm and a little bitterness to it, needs to settle down more in the barrel.

2011 Savigny Dominode Premier Cru
The instant the bouquet hit my nose I was reminded what makes burgundy and pinot so special. It’s both familiar but mysterious at the same time. Lovely vibrant dark fruits, supple subtle soft generous tannins, but good concentration of some nice savoury elements, really well balanced oak and tannin structure.

2011 Beaune Theurons Premier Cru
Aromas just get better. Quieter and more subtle, starting to show more savoury earth elements, less intensity or exuberance of fruit, more balanced and complex. Slightly chewier and less supple but still soft generous tannins, a slightly green edge which is really nice and will soften and add complexity given time.

2011 Pommard Rugiens
Denser fuller more intense nose, not necessarily riper but more concentrated. Lively and fresh surprisingly, fills the mouth, has a nice bite to it which will soften quite soon, exceptional structure and balance not quite there yet. Quite complex though.

2011 Nuits-Sait-Georgese Les Boudots (?)
Showing a little more vibrant purple 2011 Santenay Clos de Malte

Toasty ripe citrus pineapple, quite rich and open on the nose, fairly classic white burgundy notes. Rich but fairly light on the palate, full and quite expressive in terms of crunchy sweet oak, nice carry through and weight, complex yet approachable and broad.

2011 Pernand Vergelesses Croix de Pierre
softer and rounder on the nose, more integrated oak elements, slightly more caramel notes too. Brighter and tighter, a little crisper and more focused. Denser and warmer on the mid-palate, good concentration and ripeness. Nice complexity.

2011 Chassagne-Montrachet Grand Village
Starting to introduce some delicate but mature floral notes, round fruit characters and mature oak notes. Brisk, higher acid texture, lifted off the palate, increasing density and complexity, tighter and more interesting focus.

2011 Meursault Charmes
Deeper earthier minerality combining with the oak to give quite a brooding character to the aroma. Nice creamy buttery malo characters very subtle. Quite closed at the moment, subdued and very shy. Delicate texture and acids, supple and opulent but not broad.

2011 Chassagne Morgeot
Sightly more flinty smoky minerality, struck-match sitting over the oak. Dense and intense fruit and oak texture, concentration and power but still with plenty of finesse and elegance. Depth and yet needing plenty of time after bottling to settle down.

2011 Corton-Charlemagne
Quite expressive but complex on the nose, a lot of things going on, almost competing with each other at the moment. Showing oak and malo notes on the front of the palate, very prominent and youthful. Warm and a little bitterness to it, needs to settle down more in the barrel.

2011 Savigny Dominode Premier Cru
The instant the bouquet hit my nose I was reminded what makes burgundy and pinot so special. It’s both familiar but mysterious at the same time. Lovely vibrant dark fruits, supple subtle soft generous tannins, but good concentration of some nice savoury elements, really well balanced oak and tannin structure.

2011Beaune Theurons Premier Cru
Aromas just get better. Quieter and more subtle, starting to show more savoury earth elements, less intensity or exuberance of fruit, more balanced and complex. Slightly chewier and less supple but still soft generous tannins, a slightly green edge which is really nice and will soften and add complexity given time.

2011 Pommard Rugiens
Denser fuller more intense nose, not necessarily riper but more concentrated. Lively and fresh surprisingly, fills the mouth, has a nice bite to it which will soften quite soon, exceptional structure and balance not quite there yet. Quite complex though.

2011 Nuits-Sait-Georgese Les Boudots (?)
Showing a little more vibrant purple colour. Showing its intense masculine Nuits nose, dark fruit moving into olives and violets. Intense and full but amazingly focused and precise. Straight down the middle, not aggressive but intense and dense in structure.

2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques
Full and very intense pinot nose, dark and concentrated, fully macerated but not overripe. Aromatically reminds me of the style they are going for in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Generous and supple but full expressive tannins, surprisingly round and soft but still intense and masculine.

2011 Clos Vougeot
Soft and quiet on the nose, intense but inviting and mysterious. Almost aloof. Serious structure, amazing complexity, beyond the perfectly balanced red and black fruits there is a subtle sweetness from the tannins and oak. Quite intense really, will take an inordinate amount of time to truly express itself.

Louis Jadot
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