Bottles to Impress

CHOOSE PREFERED LANGUAGE AT BOTTOM OF HOME PAGE. Yesterday I attended a wine tasting at El Horreo de V Suarez in Ponce, PR. It was a Barrel Tasting for 2015 Vintage of Louis Jadot greatest Burgundies. Barrel tasting means that these wines had not yet seen bottle aging so they are brand new. Is this important? Not really, only if you want to buy cases on a cheaper price before they come to market. What’s important is that they told us 2015 will be a great vintage for Burgundy. Even Village labels will be well balanced and great tasting. (In Burgundy, Grand Cru is the best wine, 1er Cru is very good and Village is good. This has to do with the land where they grapes are cultivated. We will talk about this on another blog post). In 2015 the climate was perfect, with a mild winter, nice spring, warm summer, perfect conditions that helped to develop the natural acidity of the grapes to its best expression. This means that the wine will be at its freshest and fruitiest in the 2015 vintage. This vintage has been compared to 2009 and 2005. What does this mean for my fellow newbies? You might want to buy Louis Jadot 2015 bottles and keep them in your cellar for a few years. That way you will taste great wines in the near future without breaking the bank.

Some interesting information to learn how to read a Louis Jadot label, when it says Domaine it means they own the grapes and process them. My recommendations:

  • Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru ($40+): (Chardonnay, white wine) vibrant, clean, floral, yellow fruit, very long finish.
  • Santenay Clos de Malte, Domaine Louis Jadot ($35+): (Pinot Noir, red wine) dark cherry, forest earth.

 

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