Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2008
This rich, sumptuous wine has an extraordinary balance of power and elegance. The finely wrought texture finishes with lingering notes of berries and oak.
Serve with sophisticated dishes such as meat in sauce, game and strong cheeses.
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A classic amalgam of dark cherry, licorice, and rose petal entices the taster of Jadot’s 2008 Chambertin Clos de Beze, which displays an uncanny alliance of creaminess and vivacity, richness and almost delicate elegance. Brown spices, chalk, iodine, and cyanic fruit pit bitterness add further counterpoint to the wine’s caressing texture and sweetness of fruit. This finishes with terrific persistence. I envision at least two decades and perhaps a quarter century’s fascination and enticement.
The origin of perhaps the world’s very finest Pinot Noir, Côte de Nuits is the northern half of the Côte d'Or and includes the famous wine villages of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Flagey-Echezeaux and Nuits-St-Georges.
Fine whites from Chardonnay are certainly found in the Côte de Nuits, but with much less frequency than top-performing reds made of Pinot noir. The little village of Nuits-St-Georges in its southern end gave the region its name: Côte de Nuits. The city of Dijon marks its northern border.
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”