300cl * 13.5% ABV * Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Louis Jadot's founder purchased his first hectare of this vineyard in the 1830s. It has long been considered a very fine 1er Cru, producing the quintessential Beaune with enticing perfume, generous fruit with savoury notes and good structure. Les Theurons' vineyards consist of four parcels descending the slope above the city of Beaune, which divide the northern Premiers Crus from the southern ones.
It unites an aromatic bouquet, full body and ample structure with generous fruit flavours and an unusual delicacy on the palate, culminating in a lingering finish. The fermentation takes place in vats, after which they are aged in wooden barrels for an average of 12-15 months before being bottled. Elegant, savoury, berry-fruit flavours that are excellent with game, wild mushrooms and rich chicken and beef dishes. Serve at a temperature of 16°C.
Drinking window: Now to 2037
"Bright garnet. Racy ‘mineral’ element on the nose. With just a hint of damp rope. Lots going on here! Real punch of bitter cherries on the end. Quite long." 17 points, Jancis Robinson (Nov 2016)
"Bright fresh red. Aromas of red cherry, raspberry and liquorice are complicated by notes of smoke, minerals and leather. Tightly wound, even a bit youthfully tough, but conveys the vintage's inviting freshness of fruit. Earth and spice tones add interest to the wine's fruit on the ripely tannic, broad finish." 90 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Dec 2016)