louis jadot’s 2000 corton-pougets

Update 2.2.2014(1.2.2014)billn

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Jadot celebrated the centenary of the purchase of this vineyard last year – they also bought one of their domaine plot of Corton-Charlemagne at the same time. Maybe Corton-Charlemagne tomorrow, but today is Pougets’ time!

2000 Louis Jadot, Corton-Pougets
Medium, medium-plus colour. I very-much like what I’m smelling here; there’s a width of dark, plummy-damson fruit and the added freshness of some leafy development. This nose goes deep, and has a faint spice note too. This has plenty of power, and the fruit flavour is certainly fresher than the nose would suggest. There remains just a little tannin, and that tannin has a faint astringency – but it’s something to note, rather than something to dominate the conversation. An impression of width in the mid-palate and into the lithe, fresh finish. This wine tastes far better on its own than with sweet or strongly flavoured food – interesting. I just had to savour the last half after eating! As a grand cru goes, this wine in 2000 is definitely modest, but it also costs less than many 1er crus of recent vintages!
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “louis jadot’s 2000 corton-pougets”

  1. Peter Bamford7th February 2014 at 5:33 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill, I have one bottle of this, and some of the 2010; neither of which I have drunk. I notice that the 2000 is “Eleve et mis en bouteilles par Louis Jadot”, whereas the 2010 is “Domaine des Heretiers Louis Jadot”. Do you know if they just got clearer with their labelling in the last decade, or is there any chance that the 2000 is a negotiant bottling different to their estate bottling? Or is there different labelling for different markets?

    • billn9th February 2014 at 11:46 pmPermalinkReply

      There’s a thing Peter.
      I’d also assumed that this was ‘domaine’, but my bottle is (was!) marked the same as yours. Nothing to stop them buying Pougets from other producers, mind.
      I’ll ask the question
      Cheers!

    • billn27th April 2014 at 12:10 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Peter,
      I did eventually ask Pierre-Henri Gagey. He confirmed that in ‘one or two’ vintages they also purchased some grapes – so not domaine. Your and my 2000 were those…

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