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2012 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Anniversaire Cuvee
Region Burgundy
Winery Louis Jadot
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Rating 92 BH, 92-94 VM, 16 JR, 88-90 WA
SKU# 47625
Size 750ml
btl Price $59.99
Rating Details
92 BH
Maison Louis Jadot 2012 Beaune "1er - Anniversary 153 Ans" ♥

Note: a blend of 17 different owned 1ers plus another 4 that were bought in; this was given 27 months of élevage before bottling

Tasting note: A subtle touch of wood sets off ripe and relatively elegant notes of earth, dark cherry and spice. The mid-palate is dense, serious and powerful with plenty of mouth coating sap that helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the moderately austere, backward and built-to-age finale. While this is presently backward it should be approachable after 6 to 8 years of bottle age though note that it should live for a very long time. For readers having a child or grandchild in 2012 this would be a good choice to buy in quantity at a price that won't break the bank.

Score: 92
Tasted: Apr 15, 2015
Drink: 2024+
Issue: 58
Comment: Outstanding
--Allen Meadows'
92-94 VM
Domaine/Maison Louis Jadot 2012 Beaune Anniversaire 1er Cru

Building off the considerable success of their 2009 Beaune 150th Anniversary 1er Cru, Jadot has decided to make the wine again in top years. One of the highlights in this range, the 2012 boasts stunning power, depth and harmony. The lifted aromatics recall the Ursules, but here the fruit possesses more volume and creaminess. An explosive, layered finish rounds things out in style. Some of the parcels in the blend are Avaux, Cent Vignes, Pertuisots, Vignes Franches, Perrières, Toussaints and Chouacheux. Drinking window: 2022 - 2042
by Antonio Galloni, January 2014
16 JR
Louis Jadot, Premier Cru 2012 Beaune

Super floral perfume on the nose, ripe red fruit on the palate and silken tannic feel. Medium body but above average concentration. Struggles to deliver much complexity on the palate.
Rated 16/20 - Drink 2015 to 2017
by Richard Hemming MW, 3 Dec 2015 • Tasted 2 Oct 2015
--Jancis Robinson -
88-90 WA
2012 Louis Jadot Beaune Premier Cru

The 2012 Beaune 1er Cru was inaugurated to celebrate the 150th anniversary and it comes from vineyards from various contracted growers, the multifarious vineyards printed on the label. It has only been made in 2009 and 2012 (incidentally, there will be no 2013.) It is mainly produced in magnum and larger formats, although there are a minority of bottles being produced. There will be around 200 barrels in 2012. It has an agreeable, lighter bouquet than I imagined, well-defined with dark berry and plum fruit. The palate is rounded and generous on the entry with bold, quite assertive tannins but plenty of lush red, citrus-tinged fruit to back it up, and a satisfying saline aftertaste. As I mentioned to Frederic Barnier, I enjoyed this wine, but having tasted through the various lieux-dits beforehand, I could not help yearning for that intellectual exercise for discerning a place.
by Neal Martin, #210, Dec 2013
--The Wine Advocate
Winery Notes:

Vineyards situation
The strength of the Beaune appellation is grounded in its 337 hectares of premier cru vineyards, which offer great stylistic diversity.

Founded in Beaune in 1859, Maison Louis Jadot has always focused on the terroirs of these premiers crus, emphasising their huge potential.

With the release of the 2012 vintage (a year of small yields and extremely high quality), we would like to offer you our Celebration of Beaune's premiers crus. This blend is based on a number of different climats, whose names are featured on the front label: LE CLOS DES URSULES, LES BOUCHEROTTES, LES PERTUISOTS, LES THEURONS, LES AVAUX, LES AIGROTS,LES CENTS VIGNES, LES GREVES, LES PERRIERES, AUX COUCHERIAS, LES TUVILAINS, LES CHOUACHEUX, LES MONTREVENOTS, LES SIZIES, LES REVERSEES, LES TOUSSAINTS, AUX CRAS, LES VIGNES FRANCHES et LES BRESSANDES.

The Beaune 1er Cru Célébration is matured in oak barrels for 18 months.

Winemaker's comments / Gastronomy
This wine is deeply coloured, and shows notes of dark berries. Its tannins are fine grained and silky, showing the hallmark complexity and richness of Beaune's premiers crus.

This is a wine that will age well for at least 30 years.

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