|Burgundy||2019||Montrachet, Louis Jadot|
En Primeur. Physically available late 2021
6 bottle minimum order
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
A little pale yellow to the colour, a bouquet of distinction and restraint. There is very significant weight, as there needs, slightly undemonstrative at the moment, but succulent juicy and attractive, certainly with a sense of harmony. The palate delivers the requisite weight and some alcohol at the back, with the length it should have, but not more. Biding its time. Tasted: October 2020
The 2019 Montrachet Grand Cru is tasked with following the stunning Chevalier-Montrachet and, to be frank, it never achieves the same degree of intensity on the nose, coming across rather conservative by comparison. The palate is well balanced with a tang of marmalade enlivening the opening. Very good weight and persistence, as you would demand from a "Monty," yet it does not possess the swagger and hubris of the superior Chevalier.
Aromas of buttered toast, honeyed peaches, white flowers and mint introduce the 2019 Montrachet Grand Cru (Maison Louis Jadot), a full-bodied, layered and enveloping wine that's satiny and sumptuous, with lively acids and fine depth at the core. While I'd give the nod to the stunning Demoiselles as Jadot's best white wine this year, this Montrachet—purchased from the Chassagne-Montrachet side, from the house's usual source—is undeniably promising.