Louis Jadot Beaune 153rd Anniversary Cuvee 2012 1.5L


SKU 02239


The year 2012 was the 153rd anniversary of the renowned house of Louis Jadot as well as the most celebrated red Burgundy vintage in the last 20+ years. In celebration of this momentous occasion, the winery created a special bottling with 100% premier cru Pinot Noir fruit from the vineyards of Beaune. As the epicenter of Burgundy, the village of Beaune has a long and important history. The wines from Beaune are fragrant and sophisticated, complex and caressing on the palate. Made with traditional Burgundy winemaking methods, this 2012 Beaune Premier Cru was aged on the lees in 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months. This exceptional cuvée has the potential to age for 25 years or more. Serve with lamb, filet mignon, duck and cornish hen dishes alongside delicate mushrooms and grains with nut & dried red fruits.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Beaune
Brand Louis Jadot
Alcohol/vol 13.26%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Beaune 1er Cru was inaugurated to celebrate the 150th anniversary and it comes from vineyards from various contracted growers, the multifarious vineyards printed on the label. It has only been made in 2009 and 2012 (incidentally, there will be no 2013.) It is mainly produced in magnum and larger formats, although there are a minority of bottles being produced. There will be around 200 barrels in 2012. It has an agreeable, lighter bouquet than I imagined, well-defined with dark berry and plum fruit. The palate is rounded and generous on the entry with bold, quite assertive tannins but plenty of lush red, citrus-tinged fruit to back it up, and a satisfying saline aftertaste. As I mentioned to Frederic Barnier, I enjoyed this wine, but having tasted through the various lieux-dits beforehand, I could not help yearning for that intellectual exercise for discerning a place.

Neal Martin, December 2013