Expect to see more good reports on this Beaune house over coming years. It changed hands in 2005, and since, a key character from Louis Jadot (Bernard Repolt) has joined the team. 2009 was a pretty good year in the region. Fruit all round is fairly concentrated and deeply coloured, and it’s expected to cellar well in the short-medium term (acid is in the main a little low, so although tannins are good, long-term cellaring might not pay off so well)
This partiular one is from Les Marconnets, a sub-region of Beaune, just out of town, and carrying Premier Cru status. It’s a vibrant wine, deeply coloured as the vintage would suggest. The nose is concentrated, if a little closed at this point, with promises of blood and roses but at this stage more along the mineral and spice route with just a hint of floral/herb character. It’s got plenty of grip, and the phenolics at this stage are a little raw, but I’m sure this will change. Some tomato stalk on the palate, earth, cherries and currants. Finish is spicy (cedar and pepper) with hints of chocolate and sugared almond. Gutsy wine.
Drink 3-7 years
35 Euro (purchased OS)