Louis Jadot Musigny 2010


SKU 02229


Made from 90+ year old vines in a parcel measuring .32 hectare, Jadot's Le Musigny is one of the firm's most rare and collectible wines. One of the two Grands Crus (with Bonnes Mares) of Chambolle-Musigny, Le Musigny faces east at 320 meters in elevation on stony limestone soil, which makes for a rich and supple wine. The Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in vats for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for about 20 months.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Louis Jadot
  • bh96

BurghoundThis is even more aromatically complex and broad ranging with a dazzling nose of anise, clove and cinnamon nuances serving to add an exotic element to the menthol-infused dark berry fruit, cassis and mineral-inflected nose. The very rich big-bodied flavors ooze dry extract to the point that the palate staining finish seems less structured than it really is. At present though the defining feature of this explosive wine is its intensity and it is borderline painful yet everything is in perfect balance. This should age and improve for at least two decades and my guess is that a few bottles will see their 50th birthdays in fine condition. 93-96

Allen Meadows
  • wa94-96

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Musigny conquers the palate and all of the senses, both intellectual and hedonistic, with its deeply expressive fruit. It shows dazzling finesse and a spherical personality that is breathtaking. This is another wine that finished its malo on the late side, so the wine is naturally still a bit backward. Saline notes wrap around the beautifully articulated finish. I only hope to have a chance to taste this from bottle. A recent bottle of the 1985 was still in great shape. If anything, it may have been opened too young! Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045.

Antonio Galloni, February 2012
  • st95

International Wine CellarCandied raspberry, blood orange, peony, crushed stone and white pepper; a real essence of Musigny. Like liquid silk on the palate, offering an uncanny combination of sweetness and energy. Totally primary today yet even more showy than the Amoureuses. The tactile, high-pitched flavors of pomegranate, citrus peel and flowers carry through on the explosive aftertaste. It's nearly impossible to scrape this elixir off the palate.