2012 Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $124.94 (reg. $169.94)
"there are some outstanding wines that, as I have mentioned countless times, stand shoulder to shoulder with more bijou domaines that command much higher prices. However, compare them blind, and it is clear that the quality here can often match and occasionally surpass them." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate on Louis Jadot
The hallmarks of the 2012 red Burgundy vintage have been exceptional quality at the high end but considerably low yields. That translates to few bargains in this much sought-after vintage, with the best wines almost immediately snapped up by savvy Burgundy consumers. That's where we step in - finding a classic Grand Cru wine from a highly-esteemed producer for a terrific price!
Clos de Vougeot is one of the most highly-reputed Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy. It is the famous, walled-in vineyard and 16th century chapel in the heart of the Côte de Nuits that has drawn in Pinot lovers for years. However, with over 80 different growers working within the clos, it's important to go with trusted and established producers for a reliable representation of the vineyard.
Jadot routinely delivers a top-notch Clos Vougeot and they've maintained that level in 2012 with an "excellent" and "delicious" effort - leaning towards the rich and exotic end of the spectrum though with ample structure that will allow this to go the distance.
With unanimous praise from the critics (triple 93 points) and an outstanding price, Burgundy fans will be served well by adding this one to their collection. Cheers!