WOW! It's back! No less an authority than the Burghound says (among other raves): "...this would be a good choice to buy in quantity as it won't break the bank..."
Really, the reviews on this wine read much more excitingly than the actual score. Regardless, we all already know what an awesome wine this is (remember the '09?!) and a screaming bargain at our price!! WE WILL SELL OUT!
2012 LOUIS JADOT BEAUNE ANNIVERSARY PREMIER CRU V92-94, BH92
BOTTLE --- $49!!
MAGNUM --- $109!!
V92-94: "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."
Rated 92 points by the Burghound: "(a blend of 17 different owned 1ers plus another 4 that were bought in; this was given 27 months of elevage before bottling). 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."
From the winery: "In 2009 - which was not only a great vintage, but also the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Maison Louis Jadot - we began to look for a way to celebrate our home town and its premier cru vineyards. 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. Matured in oak barrels for 18 months, this Beaune Premier Cru 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."
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED...! Arrives Spring.