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March 2015

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42  /  the tasting panel  /  march 2015 WHITES Domaine J. A. Ferret 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos ($60) Rich and ripe with racy acidity and some creamy,soft, feminine notes; sweet oak and good balance. 91 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc ($79) Silky and pure with lovely richness and depth; elegant, smooth and showing finesse and style; balanced and long. 92 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Puligny- Montrachet Premier Cru La Garenne ($96) Racy and silky, elegant and show- ing some minerality; dense, rich and bright with elegance and finesse. 93 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Domaine du Duc de Magenta Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot Monopole Clos de la Chapelle ($98) Dense, rich and deep with creamy texture, ripe fruit and lovely structure; elegant, vivid and long. 94 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Meursault Charmes Premier Cru ($106) Creamy and intense with ripe pear and juicy acidity; silky, lush and pure; long and balanced. 93 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Corton- Charlemagne Grand Cru ($187) Intense and rich with elegant fruit and deep flavors; powerful and complete with finesse and depth; long and lovely. 95 REDS Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Couchereaux ($62) Fresh and bright with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; lovely depth and balance; tangy and long. 92 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Pommard Premier Cru Clos de la Commaraine ($81) Smooth and dusty with elegance and finesse; juicy and bright, clean and tangy. 90 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Corton- Pougets Grand Cru ($118) Silky and smooth with ripe plum and raspberry fruit; bright and lively, long and fresh. 92 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Nuits-Saint- Georges Premier Cru Les Boudots ($135) Lush and dense with rich cherry and raspberry; balanced, elegant and intense; long and vibrant. 93 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Chambolle- Musigny Premier Cru Les Baudes ($138) Lush and dense with minerals and black raspberry; rich and intense, balanced and long with power and finesse. 94 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru ($198) Rich and deep with racy acidity and great intensity; powerful yet elegant, long and luscious; complex, complete and stunning. 96 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Gevrey- Chambertin Premier Cru Clos Saint-Jacques ($208) Velvety and rich with dark color and juicy acidity; dense, powerful and balanced; long and racy. 94 Maison Louis Jadot 2013 Chapelle- Chambertin Grand Cru ($288) Huge and intense with ripe cherry, raspberry and spice; sweet oak, lovely polished flavors; long and pure; juicy and vivid. 97 CELLAR VIEW C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Triumph over Adversity IN THE CHALLENGING 2013 BURGUNDY VINTAGE, LOUIS JADOT SHINES by Anthony Dias Blue 2 013 was a difficult year in Burgundy. A number of weather-related events—a cold and damp spring, hail in July and a deteriorated climate in September— resulted in a small and problematic harvest, but making great wines in challenging years is the true test of a winery's abilities. At Maison Louis Jadot, the venerable Burgundy house founded in 1859 and now owned by the Kopf family, owners of importer Kobrand Corpration, the 2013 wines are remarkably good—impressive in their complexity and finesse. In January, in a marathon tasting session with Jadot's current Technical Director, Frédéric Barnier (who took over when Jacques Lardière retired in 2012), I sampled nearly two dozen wines from 2013 as barrel samples. Here are selected highlights from that tasting; my complete notes can be found in an extended version of this story at Frédéric Barnier, Technical Director for Maison Louis Jadot (left), visited Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue's office in January. PHOTO: CANDICE YEN

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