Louis Jadot Corton Pougets Domaine des Heritiers Grand Cru 2016
(Cote de Beaune, France) - [RP 92-94] [AG 91-93] [BH 91-93]
Regular price $140.00 Sale price $119.97 Save $20.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
The Grand Cru vineyard of Les Pougets is directly adjacent to Le Charlemagne climat, on the upper and mid-slope. It is among the five vineyards of the commune in which the variegated soils, alternating between chalk and iron-rich marl, produce both Corton Pougets and Corton Charlemagne.
This exceptional site yields a wine of sumptuous brilliance and complexity, powerfully structured and richly fruited. The aromatic Pinot Noir bouquet and deep, layered berry and oak flavours culminate in a seductive, persistent finish. The red wines will complement roast meat or meat in a highly-seasoned sauce, game and most cheeses.
This wine is fermented in vats during 3-4 weeks and aged 18-20 months in oak barrels before bottling.
Ratings & Reviews
92-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Corton Pougets Grand Cru has an earthy, cedar-tinged bouquet that has personality and is nicely defined with good vigor. The palate is well defined with juicy, ripe red cherry and boysenberry fruit, impressive focus with a more introverted finish that will hopefully come out of its shell once in bottle. This is one to watch." - Neal Martin (29th Dec 2017)
91-93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(Jadot has four different vine ages in this grand cru and replants one-quarter of the surface every 20 or 25 years, according to Barnier, who added that no replanting is scheduled for the next decade or so; as with the Corton GrÃ¨ves, the crop level was normal here in '16): Bright, dark red. Aromas of cherry, spices and soil convey a slight medicinal reserve and a pungent mineral nuance. Concentrated, savory and pliant; still a touch medicinal but with lovely subtle sweetness and expanding inner-mouth floral perfume, not to mention harmonious acidity. Finishes juicy and suavely tannic, with sneaky persistence." - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)
91-93 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Strong wood/menthol influence frames red and dark currant aromas that are liberally laced with spice and earth hints. As is usually the case, the mouth feel of the middle weight flavors is much finer than that of either the GrÃ¨ves or the Clos du Roi but less concentrated while offering excellent depth and length on the saline finish." - (Apr 15, 2018)