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2012 Louis Jadot Domaine des Héritiers Corton Pougets

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

A dark and broody bouquet, and yet it is well defined ...The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, the acidity well judged leading to a structured, quite masculine, almost Pommard-like finish that has good sustain.

92Wine Spectator

This starts out with pretty cherry, currant and cranberry flavors, backed by tart acidity. Turns dusty, with severe tannins that became better integrated with aeration. The finish is long

92+ Vinous / IWC

Scented aromas of black cherry, licorice, crushed stone, rose petal and sweet oak. Silky on entry, then juicy and sharply focused in the middle, showing a captivating light touch to its pungent red fruit, mineral and spice flavors.

92Burghound.com

The sense of refinement is palpable on the mineral-driven medium weight flavors where the supporting tannins are ripe and only borderline austere, all wrapped in a notably firm finish that delivers stunningly good length.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Le Corton

Corton is a Grand Cru vineyard for red wine within the Corton appellation. It is a long, slender, stony limestone site that wraps part way around the top slopes of Montagne de Corton, a hill that reaches to 1,150 feet. The 234-acre vineyard primarily faces south, west and east, and is sheltered by a windbreak of trees while also receiving excellent exposure to sun. Corton is the Cote de Beaune’s only red Grand Cru. The largest producers are Louis Latour, with 37.5 acres; Hospices de Beaune, with 16 acres; and D'Ardhuy, with 11.85 acres. The names of smaller vineyards within Corton are frequently added to the names of Corton wines, resulting in names such as Corton Les Renardes, Corton Les Chaumes, Corton les Perrieres, etc.

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.