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Beaune 1er Cru Celebration, Louis Jadot 2012

Subregion France > Burgundy > Côte de Beaune > Beaune
Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Jadot’s 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Celebration is aromatically quite expressive, with lovely bright, floral notes that play off a core of red berry and stone fruits. The gracious, almost feminine, bouquet is alluring and suggests a wine that is quite open, but the palate sensation is completely different. Tiny yields and high skin to juice ratios yielded red Burgundies with huge tannic clout that obscures the fruit, which is exactly how the wine comes across in tasting. It will be interesting to see if the 2012 softens over time, or if it gains volume with aging. Today, it is decidedly on the austere side of things.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, March 2018

**Note: a blend of 17 different 1ers**
There is the same hint of pine cone that is present on the Pommard along with more typical notes of earth, dark cherry and spice. The mid-palate is markedly supple with a fleshy and pliant texture as the middle weight flavors are shaped by well-integrated tannins that contribute to a sense of harmony on the attractively complex and lingering finale. This is more forward than most of these Beaune 1ers and should be a good candidate to enjoy young if desired.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (54), April 2014

In 2009 - which was not only a great vintage, but also the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Maison Louis Jadot - we began to look for a way to celebrate our home town and its premier cru vineyards. With the release of the 2012 vintage (a year of small yields and extremely high quality), we would like to offer you our Celebration of Beaune's premiers crus. This blend is based on a number of different climats, whose names are featured on the front label. Matured in oak barrels for 18 months, this Beaune Premier Cru is deeply coloured, and shows notes of dark berries. Its tannins are fine grained and silky, showing the hallmark complexity and richness of Beaune's premiers crus.

Producer's Note, April 2013
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