2015 Louis Jadot Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 95-97
Vinous Media: 92-95
Burghound: 92-95
Red Wine


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"The 2015 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru, which lies adjacent to Philippe Charlopin's (in fact, both were bought at the same time), has a very impressive dark berry, sous-bois, incense and iris-scented bouquet that is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balance and structure. There are layers of dark berry fruit here laced with chalk and a dash of black pepper, but what really elevates this is the precision and focus on the finish - one of the best amongst Louis Jadot's wines. This is an outstanding Clos Saint-Denis that will give 20-30 years of pleasure.

The vineyard owned by the Gagey family, proprietors of Louis Jadot, label the wines "Domaine Gagey", whereas those from contracted growers are labelled "Maison Louis Jadot" (see separate entry)."(WA)

"Bright medium red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, red licorice and pungent pepper are lifted by an exhilarating topnote. A very tightly wound, classic young Clos Saint-Denis that's slow to revealits weight and texture. But the very intense, penetrating flavors of raspberry, dried rose, spices and herbs convey a strong impression of class even if there's nothing easy about this reserved wine in the early going. Firmly tannic, savory and built for a graceful evolution in bottle, this seriously structured wine should gain in dimension and pliancy over the next 15 to 20 years." (VM)

"Here the generous wood treatment is borderline intrusive as the menthol element all but dominates the markedly spicy and ripe dark berry fruit aromas. The medium-bodied flavors are even richer than those of the Clos de la Roche and more refined as well though, as one might reasonably expect, less powerful before culminating in a highly seductive and strikingly complex finale. This beauty isn't quite as structured but it should have no difficulty rewarding from 15 to 20 years of bottle age." (BH)