Louis Jadot Morey Saint Denis "Clos des Ormes" Premier Cru 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [RP 90-92] [BH 90-92]
Regular price $135.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $45.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
This premier cru wine shows a deep color and aromas of red berries and spices. Its structure reminds of the Gevrey-Chambertin wines. It will match very well with red meat and most of cheeses.
The vineyard of Morey Saint Denis is located between Gevrey Chambertin to the north and Chambolle Musigny to the south, in the middle of the Côte de Nuits.
The village of Morey Saint Denis presents 5 Grands Crus and 17 Premiers Crus including the « Clos des Ormes » located to the north of the village next to the other premiers crus « Aux Chezeaux, « Aux Charmes », « Les Charrières ». The soil consists in clay and chalk allowing it to be well drained.
This premier cru is vinified in open vats during 3 to 4 weeks in order to obtain the right expression of the terroir. It is then put into oak casks during 15 to 18 months.
It will be able to age 10 to 15 years according to the vintages, respecting good cellaring conditions.
Ratings & Reviews
"The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes has a fragrant, floral nose with blackberry, raspberry, cold wet limestone and light graphite aromas. The palate is fresh and tensile with supple tannin, impressive purity and a lightly peppered finish that lingers in the mouth. Very fine." - Neal Martin (29th Dec 2017)
90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Wood and menthol influence is not something missing from the nose of earth, lavender and red cherry. The supple, round and moderately complex middle weight flavors don't possess the same intensity or minerality yet the sneaky long finish is solidly complex and the tannins are sufficiently firm to make clear that this too will require at least some patience before it's ready for prime time drinking." - (Apr 15, 2018)
Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Good bright, dark red. Cool, reticent scents of black cherry and brown spices. Surprisingly soft on entry, then a bit medicinal in the mid-palate, offering moderately ripe flavors of redcurrant, saline minerality and tobacco. In a somewhat lighter, fruitier style than most of the Côte de Nuits wines vinified by Jadot, and a bit lacking in intensity and structure. Finishes with decent length but slightly drying tannins." - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)