Louis Jadot Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 2012
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In Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, Maison Louis Jadot is one of the most trusted and revered wine houses. Jadot’s winemaking 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. Founded in 1859, the house has grown through a long-term policy of acquisition or management of exceptional vineyard lands and owns 528 acres of vineyards, including nearly 280 acres of the Cote d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots.
Wine AdvocateThere are just two barrels of the 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes. It is a little taciturn on the nose, despite coaxing, the abiding impression one of being a touch overwhelmed by the Clos la Garenne at this stage. The palate is well-balanced with a prickle of orange zest and quince on the opening. It has a gradual build in the mouth maintaining focus all the time, leading to a harmonious, lightly spiced finish that never ostentatious, but instead, quietly seductive.
BurghoundA subtle application of wood frames the pretty spice-inflected nose that is primarily composed of floral, pear and white peach aromas. Here again there is excellent volume and plenty of mid-palate stuffing to the delicious and very round medium weight flavors that culminate in an admirably intense if very dry, edgy and slightly clipped finish. There is an abundance of dry extract that helps to buffer the edginess and my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt that this will harmonize once the wine has been prepared for bottling. 88-90