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Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016 (750ML)

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97 JS / 93+ WA / 93 BH

This vineyard is one of the oldest owned by Louis Jadot since the XIXth century. It is located in the very heart of the appellation (next to the Corton Pougets) which then expanded after 1966. This vineyard is ideally South oriented.

Wow. This is so rich and exotic on the nose with green-mango, papaya, lemon and peach aromas. Full-bodied, layered and extremely powerful and dense. Deep and thought-provoking. Try after 2023, but already a joy to taste.—James Suckling

Aromas of yellow orchard fruit, waxy lemon rind, iodine and smoky new oak introduce the 2016 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot), a full-bodied, satiny and nicely layered wine that's deep, concentrated and persistent. It's a youthfully reserved but decidedly impressive Corton-Charlemagne that will reward bottle age.—William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

Tasting note: Whiffs of wood, petrol, matchstick, pineapple and acacia blossom can be found on the fresh and ripe nose. The well-detailed and intensely stony yet succulent medium weight plus flavors possess an excellent sense of underlying tension on the saline and green apple-infused, dry and well-balanced finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. There is sufficient mid-palate fat, indeed the texture is almost oily, that even though this should certainly amply reward extended keeping, it would not be complete infanticide to enjoy a bottle in its youth.—Allen Meadows, Burghound

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