2015 Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny les Feusselottes 1er Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Vinous Media: 89-92
Burghound: 90-93
Red Wine

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"The 2015 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes has a winsome bouquet with copious red cherries, cranberry and bergamot scents that unfurl in the glass. There is a fine marine-like, seaweed scent that evolves. The palate is fresh on the entry with good grip. This is a solid and dense Chambolle-Musigny, nicely structured with broody dark berry fruit laced with black tea and spice towards the finish. It will require 4-5 years in bottle before it really enters its stride.

These tasting notes belong under the umbrella of "Louis Jadot", though it should be pointed out that these bottlings are under "Domaine Louis Jadot", that is to say that the company owns the vines rather than through contracts with growers. See also "Maison Louis Jadot", "Domaine Gagey" and "Domaine des Héritiers Jadot"." (WA)

"(these vines are 35 years old): Bright medium red. Aromas of crushed raspberry, herbs and rose petal are complicated by a suggestion of medicinal menthol. Juicy and penetrating; a bit lean but with good intensity and savory complexity to its fresh berry flavors. Tannins are firm but not hard. This deep, rich soil maintained enough humidity in the dry summer of '15, noted technical director Frédéric Barnier. (Incidentally, I found the Chambolle-Musigny Les Drazeys a bit too green, with a faint bitter streak running through it. This village wine also finished with a dry tannic edge.)" (VM)

"As one would reasonably expect this is certainly more elegant as the expressive and moderately high-toned nose offers up a pretty blend of various red berries and floral nuances that evidence hints of spice and soft wood. The lacy and highly refined middle weight flavors are much, much finer if somewhat less complex on the firm but less evidently structured finish. A classic Chambolle of lace and grace." (BH)