2015 Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru (Domaine des Heritiers)

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 93-95
Vinous Media: 94-97
Burghound: 93-95--Wine Enthusiast: 97
Red Wine

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"This is still tightly wound and marked by assertive tannins. Shows a leafy, vegetal side, complemented by a core of cherry, raspberry and sweet spice notes. Dense and muscular, with licorice and tobacco details on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2045.—B.S." (WS)

"The 2015 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru has an open red cherry, crushed strawberry and sea spray-scented bouquet that perhaps does not quite have the complexity, nor the intrigue of the Mazis-Chambertin at this stage. The palate is refined with grippy tannin and a commendable sense of energy and tension. The salinity comes through on the finish and lends this grand cru fine sappiness, urging you back for another sip. For those with patience...

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)

"Moderately saturated medium red. Exhilarating pungent perfume of raspberry, cranberry, rose petal and crushed stone. Wonderfully juicy and intense, but with an impression of penetrating energy giving the middle palate a magically weightless quality. With its inner-mouth rose petal perfume and captivating balance of sweet and savory red fruit and spice elements, this is totally different in style from the darker, more reserved Mazis. For all its precision and saline energy, this beauty has a texture like liquid silk. These 90-year-old vines on rich soil still produce 30 hectoliters per hectare, according to Barnier. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding spicy, floral lift, staining the palate and lingering without losing its breadth. This fruit was picked on September 9." (VM)

"This too displays noticeable wood influence though here it's more in the form of menthol than toast though it's not so much as to materially impede the appreciation of the red cherry and overtly floral-scented nose where ample hints of the sauvage and warm earth eventually appear. There is remarkably good concentration as the old vine sap is immediately evident whilst coating the palate and pushing the even firmer tannic spine to the background on the powerful and intensely mineral-driven finale. Despite the impressive size, weight and power this is actually more refined than usual but even so, it's going to require a very long snooze in an appropriately cool cellar. In sum, this is seriously good Chapelle." (BH)

"Produced from vines owned by Louis Jadot, this wine, like all the grand crus in Gevry-Chambertin comes from a vineyard halfway up the slope behind the village. It has the proper structure, but such is the richness of this vintage, the fruit is already sumptuous, full of ripe cherry and berry flavors. At the same time, it is elegant and with such as stylish, smart aftertaste. Drink from 2025." (WE)