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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

2006 Louis Jadot Latricieres-Chambertin

Gevrey Chambertin is the most northern of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits. There are 26 Premiers Crus and 8 Grands Crus. Half of the Premiers Crus surrounds Grands Crus (near Morey); the other half is at the North close to La Combe de Lavaux with a chalky and clayey soil.
The vineyard of Latricières is situated on the south part of the village, near Morey Saint Denis, just above Mazoyères Chambertin Grand Cru and close to Chambertin. The soil is chalky with presence of clayey marl.

On the nose this wine exhibits intoxicating aromas of cherries, rusted metal, sandalwood, leather, and plum.   The wine shows beautiful complexity and secondary aromas of mineral, dried herbs, and teal leaf.

On the palate the wine is deliciously savory and delivers exquisite flavors of stewed bing cherries, dried red currant, cranberry, leather, unsweetened cocoa powder, mineral, salt (savory quality), plum, tobacco, and tea leaf.

In tems of layers, this wine has most the complexity one would expect from a Grand Cru Burgundy, and the wine is impeccably balanced. However, the brightnes of fruit and deliciousness that some of the Sonoma Coast Pinot's are showing in this particular moment sadly dwarf this wine in terms of pleasure and true hedonism. I would never recommend this wine to a "California sunshine head", but for my "Burghounds" I'd say this wine delivers quite masterfully. 90 points

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1 comment:

Sunshine Mountain Vineyard said...

I'm a californian sunshine head myself. But im looking forward on having a taste of this wine. Great review by the way!