Jadot 2009 Côte de Nuits

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Episode 8 — June Tasting
Jadot Côte de Nuits 2009
Wednesday, June 23, 7:00 PM

Hedonists: please form an orderly line – our June @Home event is for you – a tasting of Louis Jadot 2009 Côte de Nuits!   This brings together 2009, an outstanding vintage rated 95 by Vinous and Maison Louis Jadot, one of Burgundy’s top Domaines.  If we had you at “Jadot”, then skip to our website to sign up!   Like all-out @Home events, this will be a Google Meet event.  Need more?  Read on …

Register for Jadot tasting here

Our line-up for this event is headed by two Grands Crus:  Clos de la Roche 2009 and Clos de Vougeot 2009.  Clos de La Roche is one of four Grands Crus in Morey St Denis, at the heart of the Côte de Nuits.  Often on the firmer side and more serious of the four, it is akin to Chambertin.   The commune of Vougeot is due south of Morey St Denis, next to Chambolle-Musigny.  Jadot’s Clos de Vougeot is even more structured with power and refinement and needs aging – we will be tasting this right in the zone.

These Grand Crus are supported by five 2009 1ers Crus from Côtes de Nuits – the full list is below.  As well as the seven Côte de Nuits wines, we are pouring a ‘ringer’, their Clos des Ursule’s Côte de Beaune 2009.   This vineyard was part of the original estate acquired in 1826.  Will you be able to spot it?

2009 was a ripe year in the Côte de Nuits, a hot, dry growing season and no hail.  While many wines are on the fleshy side, depending on when grapes were picked and the site, excellent delineated wines were also made.    Many 2009 wines were delicious early, but the good ones have the staying power.   These wines are absolutely hitting their stride in terms of drink ability.

It’s invidious to single out one wine, but John Gilman’s note on the Jadot Chambolle-Musigny, Les Fuées 1er Cru 2009 gives the flavor of what’s in store in this tasting. The nose is flat out beautiful, as it offers up a beautiful blend of black cherries, plums, raw cocoa, a very complex base of soil tones, and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure, and urgent, with a sappy core of very pure fruit, fine acids, beautifully integrated, suave tannins, and stunning length and grip on the flawless finish. A great bottle of Chambolle in the making. 93+” (Nov 2010)

Maison Louis Jadot has a storied history beginning in the early-mid 19th century.  It has evolved and expanded over the decades and recently acquired land in Beaujolais and Macon.  It owns 60 hectares of mainly Grands Crus and 1ers Crus in Burgundy and controls (with close supervision) a lot more through contracts with other growers.

Their head winemaker, Jacques Lardière, is highly respected in Burgundy.  He has overseen their wine-making since 1970.  His philosophy is non-interventionist after a strict grape selection.   The wines are aged in barrel with about a third being new oak.  There is an interesting article here (albeit with a typ0, Korbrand is owned by the Kopf family, not the Koch brothers!)

Yes, the tasting will, as usual, be semi-blind, enabling you to make an unbiased assessment of the wines.  And we can have some fun trying to figure out which is which.

We are delighted to have Matt Woo lead us through the tasting. Matt has over 20 years of experience in the Service industry including 8 years at Angus Glen Golf Club, 5 years at The Drake Hotel, and another 5 years at Rodney’s Oyster House. He began taking wine courses in 2015 as a hobby, but it quickly sparked a new passion that has seen him travel to many of the world’s greatest wine-making regions such as Burgundy, Tuscany, and Champagne. He has most recently completed the IWEG’s Italian Wine Scholar program, earning top marks in his class. Matt now applies his passion for fine wine as a sales representative for Halpern Enterprises.

So, don’t miss this outstanding Burgundy event.  Members may experience this Google Meet event for $135 incl HST ($160 for non-members).   You can sign up here. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 23, at 7 PM.  Note that this event is limited to 70 tasting sets.

As before, the wines will come carefully decanted into 2 OZ bottles.  Beginning at 2 PM [?] on Wednesday, June 23, you will be able to pick up your tasting package either at the downtown location on Lombard St (Queen & Church) or at the uptown location at Avenue Road and 401 (just north of the 401).  Full details will be in the confirmation email.  For our repeat customers, we will again be recycling bottles.

While this is a tasting, not a dinner event, we will again offer a 3-course dinner option from Vintage Conservatory for those who do not wish to cook that night.  You will pick up the food at the same time (and place!) as the wines.  The main offers an unconventional homemade Hoisin sauce pairing that Chef Gregory says “is not your traditional overly sweet hoisin, and that it will be fantastic (like a trip around the world)”.   We can’t wait to try this!


Goat Cheese and Vidalia Onion Tart – tomato puttanesca concassé

Wild Scottish Salmon – house-made hoisin glaze & peanut crust,
creamed kale, hen-of-the-woods mushrooms

Sticky Toffee Pudding – port toffee sauce

The meal is ordered separately via Tock, here.
($50 + tax & tip)


The wines

  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Chambolle-Musigny, Les Fuées 1er Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Gevrey-Chambertin, Estournelles St Jacques 1er Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Possenots 1er Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Nuits-St-Georges, Aux Boudots 1er Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Vosne-Romanée, Les Suchots 1er Cru – Jadot,  2009
  • Beaune, Clos des Ursules 1er Cru Vielles Vignes- Jadot,  2009

Wine notes

2009 Jadot Clos des Ursules 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes Beaune FMV $100, 2019 vintage $110.

92 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ A relatively deeply pitched nose of ripe plum, warm earth, anise, and violet hints merges into vibrant, pure, intense, and softly mineral-infused medium-bodied flavors that display a distinct austerity on the tight, linear, and mouth coating finish. This is not really fashioned in the typical 2009 lush and opulent style as it’s as much 2008 as 2009. This clearly needs time because while it is much more harmonious than the markedly awkward cask sample, it nevertheless isn’t showing all of its considerable potential. Note that I would not suggest opening a bottle until at least 2016 or so. *Outstanding* “ (4/2012)

92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“ Medium red. Slightly high-toned perfume of raspberry, mint, and blood orange. Concentrated, vinous, and firm, with excellent energy and a medicinal reserve to the nicely delineated red berry and mineral flavors. Stands out more for its juiciness than its fat, but there’s plenty of texture here. Finishes brisk, firm, and powerful, with enticing sweetness and complex saline soil tones. My bottle was still remarkably fresh after five days in the refrigerator. Winemaker Jacques Lardiere noted last year that he clearly preferred the Cote de Nuits in 2009, but this wine is a standout. (ST) “ (4/2012)

90-92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“ The 2009 Beaune Clos des Ursules is another terrific effort. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine’s fabulous overall balance. A seamless, beautifully integrated red, the 2009 Clos des Ursules flows across the palate with layers of textured fruit. Silky tannins frame an exceptionally elegant and polished finish. (AG) “ (5/2011)

2009 Jadot Chambolle-Musigny, Les Fuées 1er Cru FMV $150 2019 vintage $175

93 points John Gilman
“ Normally I like the les Baudes at least as well as the les Fuées in the Jadot cellars, but this year the les Fuées is a step up in quality. The nose is flat out beautiful, as it offers up a beautiful blend of black cherries, plums, raw cocoa, a very complex base of soil tones and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and urgent, with a sappy core of very pure fruit, fine acids, beautifully-integrated, suave tannins and stunning length and grip on the flawless finish. A great bottle of Chambolle in the making. 93+ “ (11/2010)

92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“ Medium red. Superb lift and verve to the aromas of raspberry, rose petal and spices. Juicy, intense, and sharply delineated if not especially fleshy or pliant. The flavors of dark raspberry, iron, and crushed stone are youthfully tight today, but this firmly tannic wine’s clarity and superb length suggest that it will reward time in the cellar. (ST) 92+ “ (3/2012)

92 points Wine Spectator
“ Supple and elegant, this raspberry- and currant-infused red has a vibrant structure lending support. Balanced and lithe, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and mineral. Transmits its sense of place. (BS) “ (6/2012)

91 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ A highly perfumed and very Chambolle nose speaks of ripe yet cool mineral-laced red Pinot and plum suffused aromas that complement well the intense, delineated and refined middle weight flavors that display a dusty and mineral-inflected character on the mouth coating and mildly austere finish. I like the persistence and this is relatively tight in the context of the 2009 vintage. Moderate patience will be required. In a word, lovely. *Outstanding* “ (4/2012)

2009 Jadot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru FMV $350 2019 Vintage $350

92-95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2009 Clos de la Roche comes across as big, powerful and a touch heavy-handed. This shows tons of richness and depth but lacks the sheer excitement of the estate’s finest wines. The Clos de la Roche is made from purchased wine. (AG)” (5/2011)

91-93 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ A beautifully complex and overtly sauvage nose speaks of plum, red currant and red berry liqueur nuances that introduce delicious, round and quite supple middle weight flavors that possess reasonably good concentration, all wrapped in a dusty and moderately austere finish that delivers excellent length. “ (5/2011)

92 points Wine & Spirits
“ Tense with potential energy, this wine’s dark-fruited tannins carry scents of mushrooms and black cherry skins, the rosy fruit wrapped in a dramatic robe of cherry bark and tar. It feels heady and complete, set for long development in the cellar. “ (3/2012)

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“ Good medium red. Reticent nose dominated by oak today; comes off as a bit simple following the Grands-Echezeaux. Then supple, sweet and elegantly styled, with moderate complexity to the flavors of redcurrant and brown spices. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and enlivening minerality. This is purchased wine, from a single supplier in 2009. (ST) “ (1/2011)

2009 Jadot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru FMV $175 2019 vintage $300

96 points Wine Spectator
“ Displays enticing aromas of flowers, cherry, strawberry and spice, with a hint of leather and licorice in reserve and a long, long finish. A wall of tannins shuts this down—at least for now. The aromas are worth the price of admission. (BS) “ (6/2012)

93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“ The 2009 Clos Vougeot is remarkably polished and fine in this vintage. It may ultimately prove to be better than the 2010 given that the heat of the year has tamed the tannins to such a significant degree. Layers of red fruit built to the explosive finish in this huge, powerful Clos Vougeot. The 2009 is rich, round and totally sensual and impeccably finessed. I underestimated this wine from barrel. Today, it is brilliant. (AG) 93+ “ (4/2012)

92 points Decanter
“ In many ways 2009 is the antithesis to 2010, very warm conditions giving rich, lush wines. The nose is packed with generous raspberry fruit and a touch of mint. It’s rich and dense, burly and tannic, and although it lacks the finesse and intensity of 2010 it has power and heft. There’s even a slight rusticity as the tannins are less fine-grained than those in 2010 to 2015. Immense concentration means the palate is still sinewy. Long finish, but it lacks a little lift. (SB) “ (10/2017)

92 points John Gilman
“ The Clos Vougeot in 2009 was another wine that had an extremely late malolactic fermentation this year, and consequently we tasted this at the end of the extraordinary range of reds listed above. This is a superb bottle of Clos Vougeot in the making, but following hard on the heels of the ’09 Musigny is not the most propitious placement in the lineup. The nose offers up a deep and very promising blend of black cherries, black raspberries, cocoa, woodsmoke, game and complex soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite structured, with a fine core of fruit, ripe, substantial tannins, fine balance and excellent length and grip on the finish. A fine bottle. “ (11/2010)

91 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ A bright and unusually expressive nose, given the way this wine usually shows, offers up notes of warm earth and ripe red currants that give way to detailed, intense and moderately austere medium-weight flavors that at present display good but not truly special depth on the reasonably persistent and ever-so-slightly sweet and warm finish. This is not showing a great deal at present and while it’s not one-dimensional, it’s certainly not at the same level as the best of the grands crus. Indeed, it really hasn’t changed much at all since I last tasted it from cask and while it may still develop along the lines that it often does, for now I will remain cautious. On the plus side, there is fine underlying material but it remains to be seen whether it can develop the excellent depth that this wine is usually known for. “ (4/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“ Bright, deep red. Slightly high-toned aromas of crushed cherry, menthol, flowers and sweet oak. Sappy and savory on the palate, with a restrained sweetness to the dark fruit and licorice flavors and a complicating element of wild potpourri spices. This tactile, masculine Clos-Vougeot shows a lot of medicinal reserve today and should be forgotten for seven or eight years. (ST) 91+ “ (3/2012)

2009 Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin, Estournelles St Jacques 1er Cru FMV $150 2019 vintage $180

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“ Palish medium red. Perfumed aromas of cherry, redcurrant, licorice and crushed stone. Sweet, pliant and concentrated; at once very ripe and elegant, with lovely lift for the vintage. Wonderfully expressive, penetrating wine, finishing with tangy red fruits and minerals and a light touch. But will it top the 2008? (ST) “ (1/2011)

91-93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“ The 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles St. Jacques emerges from the glass with explosive dark fruit. This is an especially large-scaled, big style of Gevrey, but all of the elements come together nicely in the glass. The tannins turn incisive on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. I tasted an impressive range of wines with Jacques Lardiere and his successor Frederic Barnier, who is slated to take over when Lardiere retires at the end of 2012. Jadot makes a mind-bending number of wines, but I limited myself to the best 35 or so examples. In 2009 Jadot began harvesting on September 6. All of the reds were made from 100% destemmed fruit. Maceration times varied from wine to wine, but according to Lardiere all of the wines were made with essentially the same approach. Lardiere is another of the producers who compares 2009 to 1959, and believes the wines will age well because of their density of fruit and minerality. Many of the estate’s own vineyards are farmed biodynamically, but of course, Jadot also sources a significant amount of wine from other growers that is not necessarily from biodynamically farmed vineyards. (AG) “ (5/2011)

89-91 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ A notably ripe but bright and intensely mineral-infused red berry fruit nose leads to rich, detailed and energetic flavors that also evidence noticeable minerality on the naturally sweet yet very firm and focused finish. “ (5/2011)

Jancis Robinson
“ Meat, earth, iodine. Good pure fruit, light body and ripe fruit to finish. Firm but dainty. (RH) “ (1/2011)

2009 Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Poissenots 1er Cru FMV $130 2019 vintage $130

93 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ *Sweet Spot, Outstanding* Here the nose is much more reserved with ripe yet cool and airy black raspberry and red cherry liqueur aromas cut with distinct stony notes that also appear on the rich, intense and beautifully well-detailed flavors brimming with dry extract that renders the otherwise firm tannins almost invisible on the dusty, focused and impeccably well balanced finish. A first-rate Gevrey 1er of finesse and understatement. “ (1/2011)

2009 Jadot Nuits-St-Georges, Aux Boudots 1er Cru FMV $130 2019 vintage $170

An almost invisible touch of wood frames spicy and notably ripe dark berry and warm earth aromas that give way to rich, firm, intense and lightly mineral-suffused flavors that culminate in a persistent and mouth coating finish that evidences a subtle but not aggressive touch of austerity. I very much like the balance and in 2009 this is more Vosne than Nuits in character plus it should age impeccably well.92 points Burghound.com

The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots is a big step up from the villages. It is a seamless, totally harmonious wine layered with dark cherries, licorice and spices. The fruit builds nicely towards the round, sensual finish, while the silky tannins add to an impression of considerable elegance. Les Boudots is on the border with Vosne-Romanee. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. 88-90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2009 Jadot Vosne-Romanée, Les Suchots 1er Cru FMV $200 2019 vintage $200

93 points John Gilman
“ At the time of my visit the 2009 Suchots was really showing well. The nose is deep, pure and nascently complex, as it offers up a properly reserved blend of cassis, black raspberry, espresso, game, woodsmoke, very complex soil tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, very pure and quite structured, with a rock solid core of fruit, superb length and grip and plenty of ripe, very suave tannins perking up the tangy finish. Suchots can often be a rather forward and flamboyant premier cru, and when it is reserved like the 2009 Jadot version, I always take this as a very, very positive sign for its future evolution. A superb premier cru in the making. “ (11/2010)

91-93 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
“ A highly spiced nose that is notably ripe but much fresher than that of the Beaux Monts features aromas of dark berry and plum that complement well the rich, supple and delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess well-integrated tannins on the complex, balanced and lingering finish. This is very Suchots in that there is a generosity to the velvety mid-palate yet this is a wine of admirable class and grace. *Outstanding* “ (5/2011)

91-93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“ The 2009 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots presents a more linear, mineral-driven voice of Vosne. This is quite a bit more taut and focused than the Beaux Monts. It is also less immediate, and will require a bit more patience. Floral notes meld into dark red fruit and anise in this structured yet feminine Burgundy. (AG) “ (1/2011)

92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“ Very pure, liqueur-like aromas of red berries, botanical herbs, mint, spices and flowers. Dense, supple, sweet and concentrated, with a lovely pliant texture to the silky yet firm-edged flavors of strawberry, minerals and spices. Very ripe but not at all roasted. Finishes very long and perfumed, with a serious tannic spine and a light touch. (ST) “ (4/2012)

92 points Wine & Spirits
“ Les Suchots is located just north of Romanée-St-Vivant and Richebourg, where Jadot manages 0.75 acres of vines between 40 and 50 years old. The wine is long on floral fruit and silky layers of tannin, cushioned by its dark cherry fruit concentration into a firmness that still feels soft. There’s an earthy, rooty tension in the tannins that suggests this needs cellar time to grow expansive. “ (10/2012)