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