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2012 Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Beze

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ITEM 8238378 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$365
Item Sold Amount Date
I8258169 1 $385 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

95-97The Wine Advocate

...voluminous, multi-faceted bouquet with engaging incense and mineral notes infusing the beautifully defined black fruits. The palate is very well balanced on the entry with more tension and nervosite than the Chambertin, building effortlessly towards a quite regal, sophisticated finish whose mineralite lingers long in the mouth. Outstanding.

95Wine Spectator

Taut and linear, with cherry, strawberry, smoke, tobacco, graphite, iron, vanilla and clove flavors. This is unyielding at this point, despite the complexity, with a steely structure and a lingering tobacco finish.

19Jancis Robinson

Very subtle and solid with a wonderful combination of sweetness and structure. Long and nervy. Transparent. Throbs on the palate. This is what burgundy is all about. Excitement. Sweetness without being sickly. Simply gorgeous!

94+ Stephen Tanzer

Lovely spicy lift to the aromas of dark berries, coffee, mocha, medicinal herbs and black tea...light on its feet, with its tangy, sharply delineated dark berry and mineral flavors currently overshadowed by sexy spice and incense elements...inherent sweetness shines through its almost painful tannins on the very long, refined finish.

94Burghound.com

...the lightly wooded nose is notably spicy if brooding with mostly dark berry fruit and earth scents... There is a sophisticated mouth feel to the velvety and extract rich big-bodied flavors that coat the mouth with exceptionally firm but phenolically mature tannins on the explosively long, complex and impeccably well-balanced finish.

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, Chambertin Clos-de-Beze

Chambertin Clos-de-Beze is a Grand Cru vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin, and its history goes back to the 7th century when it was owned by the monks of the Abbey of Beze. After the French Revolution the Catholic Church was forced to divide the vineyard among peasants. Today it is a 38-acre vineyard, making it slightly larger than Chambertin. Chambertin and Chambertin Clos-de-Beze are adjacent and share similar limestone, clay and gravel soils. Of the 18 proprietors, the largest by acreage are Pierre Damoy, 13.4 acres; Armand Rousseau, 3.5 acres; and Drouhin-Laroze, 3.48 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.