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1988 Louis Jadot Griotte-Chambertin

Capsule condition issue; depressed cork; signs of past seepage; 4 cm ullage

ITEM 8093860 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$205
Item Sold Amount Date
I8105764 1 $205 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Balanced, elegant and harmonious, offering a beautiful interplay of plum, currant and berry aromas and flavors shaded by sweet vanilla and spice notes. The tannins are smoothly integrated. Finishes lean and muscular, hinting at chocolate..

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...is a gorgeous wine. It displays a huge bouquet of roasted, ripe berry fruit, exhibits a nice touch of toasty, smoky oak, is full-bodied, lush, and opulent on the palate, ...it is pure, silky hedonism at the moment.

PRODUCER

Louis Jadot

Maison Louis Jadot is one of Burgundy’s most respected negociants. Founded in 1859 by the Jadot family, the prestige and quality of the estate’s wines were well established in the 19th century. The family continued buying highly desirable vineyards in the 20th century. In 1985 the estate was sold to Rudy Kopf, Jadot’s American importer. Located in Beaune, the estate has 336 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay. Though all the maison’s wines are known for their high quality, signature wines are the Bonnes Mares, Chambertin-Close de Beze, Chevalier-Montrachet les Demoiselles, Corton-Charlemagne, Le Montrachet and Musigny. Pierre-Henry Gagey is president.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertin

Griotte-Chambertin, sometimes spelled Griottes-Chambertin, is in Robert M. Parker Jr.’s words “a miniscule jewel of a vineyard” at just 6.7 acres. It is located across the road from Clos de Beze and produces only 800 cases of wine a year. The soil is extremely thin but the vineyard has excellent drainage, and wine writers all seem to agree that wines from Griotte-Chambertin are outstanding. Clive Coates writes that “Griotte has a poise and individuality that raises it above all but the very best Charmes.” Principal landholders are Ponsot/Domaine des Chezeaux, 2.23 acres; Rene Leclerc/Domaine des Chezeaux, 1.88 acres; and Joseph Drouhin, 1.33 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.