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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 20 
ProducerLouis Jadot (web)
DesignationChâteau des Jacques
UPC Code(s)084692451142

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2017 (based on 27 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 176 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by drwine2001 on 5/18/2015: Ruby and very primary looking. A touch of brett here. Light with a coating of wood. Snappy, tart cherry and terrific acidity. Nothing too juicy or overripe about it. Excellent yet nowhere near peak yet. (1240 views)
 Tasted by BernieMSY on 5/16/2015 & rated 86 points: Black fruit, but fading. Acidity dominates the palate. Touch of tannin. Disappointing. (923 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 4/12/2015: Dark red to rim. Cherry/berry, meaty/earthy nose, medium body with flavors following the nose, good balance between fresh cherry fruit and minerally acidity, medium finish. Excellent. (1230 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 2/6/2015: Dark red to rim. Cherry/red fruits, meaty/earthy nose, medium body with flavors following the nose, great balance between with fresh cherry fruit and minerally acidity, medium-long finish. Intensity of nose and paste increase after open for 2hours. Very consistent with last bottle. Outstanding. (1729 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 12/25/2014: Opened for Christmas dinner, and showed better than I would have expected. It's still quite tight, but does unfold with air. It's not nearly as brooding as it once was, and even has elements of delicacy. There is still quite a lot of deep red fruit, so further cellaring should not be an issue. This was a good showing, but I think a couple more years will be beneficial. (2255 views)
 Tasted by Tony Molester on 11/18/2014: Agree with RW Palmer below. This will not make old bones, and it wouldn't be worth the time IMHO.

Drink it for the fruit now. (2151 views)
 Tasted by MrBjorn on 11/8/2014 & rated 89 points: undervegetation, korinter, svettig häst, lite dynga. Härlig komplex doft efter 2h i karaff. Medelfylligt bra balans och acceptabel längd. Klockrent till en coq au vin! (2087 views)
 Tasted by dransford on 10/16/2014: Was worried this may be getting over the hill but has matured nicely, albeit now less like what my mind tells me Beaujolais should taste like. Weighter, fuller, a bit more new world pinot-like, but really enjoyable and no signs of deterioration. (2162 views)
 Tasted by Basicallyjones on 7/27/2014 flawed bottle: Corked. (2433 views)
 Tasted by henryd1 on 5/26/2014 & rated 87 points: The combination of oak and the 2009 vintage makes for a very international wine. Halfway between Burgundy and Bordeaux in style, this seems to me more about showing that Beaujolais can do what other regions do well, rather than about showing what Beaujolais can do that other regions can't. Admittedly, the latter's not easy, but minerality and terroir are the obviously places to look and this has neither really. (2626 views)
 Tasted by rwpalmer on 5/13/2014 & rated 88 points: I'm left a bit undecided about this. Yes it has structure and is a good drink, but it doesn't have a lot of complexity and I wonder if when the gamay fruit fades it will develop real interest or become a tannic shell. Certainly not a whole at this stage. (2395 views)
 Tasted by RichardsLD on 3/27/2014 & rated 89 points: Definitely beaujolais, but Jadot brings a hint of Burgundy to this juicy, dark fruited Moulin-a-Vent. Nice spice and a tinge of eucalyptus wrapped up in mouth coating tannins. Delicious now, looking forward to seeing how these develop. (2933 views)
 Tasted by Rieslingfan on 3/13/2014 & rated 88 points: Last time I had this I said I would wait 5 years to have it again. Well after 2 years I broke down, and it was a mistake. This is still dark and now it is into a brooding phase. There's still great depth, so I will try and restrain myself for the other three years before I open my other bottles. (3009 views)
 Tasted by grizzlymarmot on 3/9/2014 & rated 92 points: Aroma and flavor profile are consistent with other Gamay grape wines. But the intensity of the flavor is … well … intense!
Excellent balance. Full bodied with a smooth mouth feel.
Drinking really well now as a youngster - but this could last a long time. If 2009 is your special year - this could be a fun one to bring out in a couple decades. (2178 views)
 Tasted by brooklynJ&O on 3/6/2014 & rated 88 points: solid but a little tight. maybe needed some air or another year. (1904 views)
 Tasted by rstark on 2/19/2014 & rated 90 points: Just the right amount blend of "horse sweat" and fruit. Tastes more like something that Kermit would bring in, than from a huge negociant. Pour for your natural-wine-loving friends. (1892 views)
 Tasted by David Meddings on 2/16/2014 & rated 88 points: 1 hour decant. Dark crimson. Raspberry bouquet and palate with a mineral streak and some drying tannins. A touch astringent on the final with good acidity.

Great depth of fruit here, albeit in a somewhat simpler package than either the Rochegres or Carquelin. (1385 views)
 Tasted by Blauweiss on 1/25/2014 & rated 89 points: Event better with another year in the cellar. Long, fruity and also complex. (1665 views)
 Tasted by SmoothPalate on 1/23/2014 & rated 90 points: Youthful crimson. What a nose! Full of lively and gorgeous red fruits, strawberry, cherry, cranberry, and hints of dark fruits like blackberry as well as very faint herbal and earthy hints. The palate is very well balanced with excellent concentration. The fruit comes in small waves and is lifted by an excellent acidity. Racy. Ready to drink but needs more time to develop complexity. Should improve in the next 4-6 years. 89-90. (1468 views)
 Tasted by cephomer on 1/23/2014 & rated 87 points: Dark cherry color, fresh nose of strawberries and cherries. Lots of dark cherry fruit up front, fairly short, nothing special here. A reminder of why I'm not a fan of the gamay grape (1530 views)
 Tasted by dustbuddy on 12/27/2013 & rated 90 points: Full bodies for a Beaujolais which is characteristic of the vintage but still relatively soft and accessible. Juicy fruit on the nose and palate amid smooth tannins. Good now. Should improve further. (1564 views)
 Tasted by cobystilp on 11/23/2013 & rated 89 points: Deep and rich. Probably too earthy for my every day drinker. This had a lot more weight than I ever expected. Good, not great. I'm not sure how long it will age. (1871 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 10/20/2013: Dark red to rim. Cherry/berry, meaty/earthy nose, medium body with flavors following the nose, great balance between with fresh cherry fruit and minerally acidity, medium-long finish. Better than last year. Outstanding. (2213 views)
 Tasted by DanRo on 9/7/2013 & rated 91 points: superbe moulin à vent. (2755 views)
 Tasted by Wine Sparty on 7/24/2013 & rated 87 points: Popped and poured with roasted chicken and pasta with marinara sauce. Was surprised that it was darker in color than I had expected. Aroma doesn't give much - some cranberry in there. Taste has some earthiness and that cranberry/tart cherry flavor, along with a pretty high level of acidity. Doesn't leave much of an impression on me overall. (3203 views)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (6/29/2011)
(Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques) Very dark ruby color; reduction, toasty oak nose; tight, shut down, tart berry, currant, oak, toast palate; needs 3-4 years; medium finish 86+ points (9,000 vines per hectare, vines aged 30 to 60-years-old; no carbonic maceration; 20-40% stem inclusion; 2-5 day cold soak, then 20-30 day fermentation with ambient yeast; 40% aged in barriques, some new, for 12 mos.)  86 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (6/6/2011)
(Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques) Group's #8 (my #8) – 64 pts.; 0, 0, 1, 4 - medium dark ruby color; roasted red fruit, brett, tart currant, oak nose; tart berry, plum, black cherry, smoke, oak palate with tangy, firm, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish  86 points
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Notes from John Gilman on the 2009 Vintage
There will be a lot of absolutely delicious Beaujolais to try in 2009, as it is indeed a very good, atypically ripe and opulent vintage for Beaujolais. As others here have mentioned, the Louis-Dressner and Kermit Lynch portfolios cover many of the very best estates (with an honorable mention for importer Weygandt-Metzler), and just choosing from their strip labels is a very good jumping off point. As a quick primer, the three best Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages producers that I regularly cross paths with are the aformentioned Jean-Paul Brun and his Domaine Terres Dorées, Pierre Chermette of Domaine du Vissoux and Domaine Dupeuble from the Kermit Lynch's portfolio. I also find the Beaujolais-Villages from Joseph Drouhin consistently excellent and very classic in style and like all of this firm's Beaujolais, a completely underrated source for very top drawer Crus and B-Villages.

Amongst the Cru Beaujolais, it is important to keep in mind(again as folks have mentioned already) that certain villages tend to produce much more structured wines, and this will be very evident in a powerful vintage like 2009. In general terms, the wines from Moulin-a-Vent, Morgon and Cote de Brouilly are going to demand a bit of bottle age to really start to drink well in 2009, and these may not be the best growers to focus on when tasting through the vintage to draw your own conclusions. But in these appellations, if you keep in mind that what you are tasting is likely going to need five years of bottle age to really blossom from these crus, you cannot go wrong with Kermit Lynch's "Gang of Five" producers- Thevenet, Lapierre, Foillard, Breton are four of the five- as well as Georges Descombes and Louis et Claude Desvignes from Louis-Dressner. I also like very much the Morgons made by Louis Jadot and Joseph Drouhin for the big houses, and Jean-Paul Brun also makes a very good example of Morgon.

In Moulin-a-Vent, Louis Jadot's Chateau des Jacques makes a very good range- though always structured when young- and Bernard Diochon is excellent year in and year out. Pierre Chermette also makes superb Moulin-a-Vent and the Drouhin version is consistently exceptional. In Cote de Brouilly, the two most exciting producers are Nicole Chanrion and Chateau Thivin (both represented by Kermit Lynch). The Chanrion is usually very accessible out of the blocks for this very stony terroir (it is an extinct volcano), while the Chateau Thivin bottlings demand time and are usually tight and structured when young. Better to try the delicious straight Brouilly from Chateau Thivin if you want to drink one of their wines out of the blocks, as that never demands patience and is lovely.

In the less structured Cru villages, wines I particularly like are the aformentioned Clos de la Roilette in Fleurie (they are the Chateau Yquem of the village- though their vines are right on the Moulin-a-Vent border and the wine used to be sold as Moulin-a-Vent before the AOC went into effect, so they are a bit more structured than most Fleuries), Cedric Chignard, Jean-Paul Brun and Pierre Chermette are all very, very good sources. Domaine Diochon in Moulin-a-Vent also makes a good Fleurie, as does Joseph Drouhin. In general these will be more floral, open and sappy bottles of Beaujolais out of the blocks and they will be delicious from the get-go.

In St. Amour, Domaine des Billards makes absolutely brilliant wines and is one of my favorite producers in all of Beaujolais. In Julienas, Michel Tete is the star producer, but I also like the Drouhin bottling from here very well indeed. There are many more outstanding bottlings to be found scattered thorughout the crus and I am sure that I am forgetting several worthy estates, but this at least will give you a good "to do" list to get started with the vintage. The only '09s I have tasted thus far are the Joseph Drouhin wines, which I tasted through in Beaune in March, and they are deep, sappy and beautifully soil-driven. If all the other top estates have made wines in this style, then this is indeed going to be a very special vintage for the region. But with the wines from Morgon and Moulin-a-Vent, you may do better trying a few bottles from either the 2006 or 2007 vintage if you can find them well-stored, as these are less structured vintages and both are beginning to really drink well from these villages.

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