2020 Louis Jadot Meursault les Charmes

Chardonnay - 750ML
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JS 95 JM 93 VN 92
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, September 2022

All the nutty richness, the bold scale and creaminess we associate with Meursault from this 1er Cru site, but married to lovely apple-pear freshness that animates the generous body through the long, compact, yet very...
JM 93

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2021

(91-93 points) A slightly fuller yellow, plumper, some vanilla, offering the expected Charmes amplitude, rounded, with pear and peach notes, not over exotic but a full mouthful nonetheless.
VN 92

Vinous, December 2021

(90-92 points) The 2020 Meursault Les Charmes ler Cru was showing a bit of reduction on the nose that made it difficult to read. The palate more expressive with a fine bead of acidity, lightly spiced citrus fruit laced...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Meursault
Sub-appellation Les Charmes
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Louis Jadot Meursault les Charmes is an exceptional white wine that embodies the elegance and complexity of Burgundy. With its vibrant golden color, this Chardonnay exudes sophistication and allure. From the renowned Meursault appellation, specifically the esteemed Les Charmes sub-appellation within the Cote de Beaune region, this wine showcases the epitome of quality and craftsmanship.

On the nose, this Meursault reveals enticing aromas of ripe apple and pear, intertwined with nutty nuances that add a layer of richness and depth. The bouquet is further enhanced by subtle hints of vanilla, creating a harmonious balance between fruit and oak.

Upon the first sip, the wine captivates the palate with its boldness and creaminess. The generous body is complemented by a refreshing acidity that brings a lively energy to the wine. It is this combination of nutty richness and apple-pear freshness that truly sets this Meursault apart.

The long and compact finish leaves a lasting impression, with clean mineral notes that add complexity and sophistication. It is a testament to the vineyard's terroir and the skillful winemaking techniques employed by Louis Jadot.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 95 points. He praises its nutty richness, bold scale, and creaminess, which are beautifully balanced by the refreshing apple-pear freshness. He suggests enjoying it now or holding it for further aging.

Vinous, another respected publication, gives the 2020 Meursault Les Charmes a score of 92 points. They note a slight reduction on the nose but find the palate expressive, with spiced citrus fruit and a satisfying finish. They recommend cellaring this wine for 4-5 years to allow it to fully develop.

Jasper Morris, from Inside Burgundy, also commends this Meursault, awarding it 93 points. He describes it as slightly fuller and plumper, with notes of vanilla and ample fruitiness, creating a full mouthfeel that is both indulgent and refined.

With its exceptional reviews and outstanding characteristics, the 2020 Louis Jadot Meursault les Charmes is a wine that demands attention. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further aging, it promises to be a memorable and captivating experience for any wine enthusiast.