2010 Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint-Georges

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A fun village level Burgundy I picked up from Wegmans recently. UncleGrape mentioned tasting 2011 barrel samples of Jadot and that the 2010 was a much stronger vintage. The picture doesn’t accurately reflect the color, it’s much more translucent and a beautiful garnett, reddish purple color, but still darker than the average pinot noir. It’s not cheap…I found it for $40.00 at Wegmans and I’d consider that a good deal. Wegmans has a partnership with Jadot and often offer the best prices and good selection on Jadot wines.

colonelgrape: 94. Black fruit, earth, and licorice on the nose. The tannis were plentiful but blended in with the fruit and felt finer…like powdered sugar vs. raw sugar…giving it a firm but just right structure with a great finish. I think this bottle is definitely overachieving for it’s price range. We’ve had Burgundy for 2-3x this price and this bottle was just as good. I highly recommend this bottle especially if you get it under $50.

MobyGrape: 90. I didn’t really enjoy my first Burgundy and since then I immediately cringe when I hear we’re having another one.  It’s like the time I had a stomach bug when I was little and thought eating a quesadilla would be a good idea.  I promptly threw it up, and needless to say it took a few years before I was ready to tackle a quesadilla again.  Granted the first Burgundy I tried wasn’t vomit-worthy, but it still left a bad taste in my mouth. I have to hand it to Louis, because my faith is being restored in Burgundy.  I think I’m at the point where I’m ready to order a Burgundy quesadilla off the menu again!  It had a little tartness to the end but it was a great match for chicken.  Not too light, but not overpowering.

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