Louis Jadot Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Garenne Domaine Duc de Magenta 2015
Founded in 1859, the house of Louis Jadot has grown and prospered in Burgundy by acquiring and managing exceptional vineyards. They currently own 528 acres of vineyards, including nearly 280 acres of the Cote d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots. In Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, where the integrity of the producer can be more important than a renowned appellation or vineyard, Maison Louis Jadot is one of the most trusted and revered wine houses. Jadot’s wine making team, now led by Technical Director Frédéric Barnier, has maintained a balance of tradition and technology in winemaking that allows Jadot’s wines to express the subtle differences between terroirs that are the essence of fine Burgundy.
Puligny Montrachet, situated to the south of Meursault and to the north of Chassagne Montrachet, shares with Chassagne a handful of the greatest white wine vineyards in the world. The Premier Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet, noted for the exceptionally high and consistent quality of the wines they produce, stretch across the upper half of Puligny's slope from Meursault to Chassagne. Clos de La Garenne lies near Les Folatières, and Les Referts,oughly midway between Meursault and Montrachet. It has chalky soils of medium density. Maison Louis Jadot practices traditional oak vinification to yield a full-flavoured yet graceful wine of exceptional balance and breed, with complex, distinctive aromas typical of Puligny. The « Clos de la Garenne » of Duc de Magenta is a full and generous yet extremely elegant wine, with distinctive peach and almond nuances as well as fruity and oaky aromas both on the nose and on the palate.
Wine EnthusiastJadot manages this family-owned vineyard that is situated at the heart of the range of premier crus of Puligny. The wine treads a fine line between elegance and richness, restraint and power. Spice from the wood aging lifts the green and citrus fruits, giving a deliciously balanced wine. Drink from 2021.
Wine SpectatorThough tightly wound, this elegant white shows harmony between the lemon pie, pastry, toast and baking spice notes. Turns toastier on the long finish, but has both intensity and length. Best from 2020 through 2033. 400 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne, under the "Domaine Due de Magenta" label, has an expressive bouquet with good fruit concentration: dried honey, orange zest and a touch of pralines developing in the glass. The palate is fresh on the entry with a keen thread of acidity, nicely balanced with a harmonious and focused finish. This is worth looking out for, once in bottle.
BurghoundAn overtly floral nose features an assortment of softly exotic white-fleshed fruit aromas that include a hint of wood toast. The exceptionally round, rich and lush flavors exude a subtle minerality on the moderately complex and persistent finish. This should drink well young if that's your preference.