2013 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $194.94 (was: $315)
Here's a killer deal on a cellar worthy red Burgundy! This grand cru from Jadot is a world class Pinot for the cellar that is almost never seen for under two hundred bucks, and we have the best price on the 2013 for over $40 per bottle. You don’t have to be the poster child for artisanal family domaines to make great wine, and with Jadot’s unbeatable portfolio of crus, world-class winemaking talent, and honest commitment to terroir, the heavy hitters in their lineup “often match and occasionally surpass” their bijou competitors per the Wine Advocate. Clive Coates MW described Jadot winemaker Jacques Lardiere as a “fountain of knowledge and a man of genius,” attributes you would undoubtedly need to have to work with Jadot's unparalleled range of 1er and grand crus.
Jadot has done wonders with this 2013 Bonnes Mares, wowing the notable wine critics that cover Burgundy. This was absolutely a terroir-focused year, and Jadot's Bonnes Mares shows the class that shines through at the grand cru level. The high density of stone and pebbles here breed powerfully structured wines with a tannic strength that sets it in high contrast to the rest of Chambolle. The 2013 has a classical profile and structure, which will absolutely necessitate a decade of aging, but with that patience it will blossom into something special. Pair with roast duck and root vegetables for an otherworldly meal! Cheers!