Thursday, February 11, 2016

Burgundy buy of the year!!

This may be the best deal we see all year in Pinot Noir. Premier Cru Burgundy has been steadily climbing in price over the last few years and we jumped at the chance to buy the Jadot 1er Cru Anniversary bottling at an amazing price
2012 Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Anniversary...$39.99
Lowest price on Wine Searcher is $47.98Building off the considerable success of their 2009 Beaune 150th Anniversary 1er Cru, Jadot has decided to make the wine again in top years. One of the highlights in this range, the 2012 boasts stunning power, depth and harmony. The lifted aromatics recall the Ursules, but here the fruit possesses more volume and creaminess. An explosive, layered finish rounds things out in style. Some of the parcels in the blend are Avaux, Cent Vignes, Pertuisots, Vignes Franches, Perrières, Toussaints and Chouacheux.
Rated 92-94/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous Media
A subtle touch of wood sets off ripe and relatively elegant notes of earth, dark cherry and spice. The mid-palate is dense, serious and powerful with plenty of mouth coating sap that helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the moderately austere, backward and built-to-age finale. While this is presently backward it should be approachable after 6 to 8 years of bottle age though note that it should live for a very long time. For readers having a child or grandchild in 2012 this would be a good choice to buy in quantity at a price that won’t break the bank.
Rated 92/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound

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