Red

2009 Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

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Community Tasting Note

  • RAMwines Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 2, 2017 - Originally purchased in 2011 as part of "My Burgundy Project" on the CT Discussion Boards.

    The Burgundy was bright in color with an attractive and interesting nose, although I had trouble discerning exactly what I was smelling. On the palate this Burgundy was very enjoyable with lots of fruit and hints of earthiness and wood. Actually reminded me a little of some Oregon Pinots I've enjoyed. Still some tannin left on the finish. This certainly could have been left for a few more years.

    We consumed this over dinner on the Patio at Glen Eagles Restaurant in Carson City, NV, http://www.gleneaglesrestaurant.com/.

    Since "My Burgundy Project" is no longer active, I'm slowly consuming the Burgs I purchased and laid down in the cellar specifically for that purpose. Referring back to old Project notes, I still remain a devoted Northern California Pinot Noir devotee. I've never tasted a Burgundy that can hold a candle to a Rochioli Single Vineyard Pinot from the East Block, West Block or Little Hill vineyards.

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1 Comment

  • Champagneinhand commented:

    10/11/18, 3:28 PM - Richard. Gran Cru Burgundy just doesn’t shine for 20 years. It is rather a pain, but it is what it is. Had I not been exposed to wines from 1983 and 1995, I would have never guessed that and wrote off Burgundy a long time ago. Really for somebody looking to drink young the better buy are in basic Bourgogne rouge from Leroy or Bouchard Pere et Fils that cost between $20-$40 per.

    It’s a very different expression of the Pinot grape than CA, or Oregon offer. Nowhere seems to be able to have the earthiness though I’ve tasted some better versions from NY and Michigan.

    For fruity perfumed noses CA does produce a very different wine. Old Burg Gran Cru, kind of like a small few Rhone Syrah and CdP produce some crazy non fruited aromas, textures and such that can’t be quantified in youth.

    But I did like following your burg project. I have just a small stash. What Burgundy is great for is showing how different a wine can be from the same vintage, same wine maker/producer in a vineyard that’s literally less than 100ft from the 1er or village Cru. That’s something I really haven’t seen anywhere else.

    It’s certainly not worth the price these days, but I’m glad to have them in the cellar. As I approach the 50 year mark I’m finding young wines to be really fun again as well as lesser known gems. I don’t know if I’ll be around when these wines leak or if my children will appreciate them, but they compromise very little of my cellar space, so no regrets.

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