May 2, 2020
An IWM Original Returns: Burgundy’s Best Insider Tip is the Overachieving Super Premier Cru Cuvée from the Historic Jadot Domaine’s Prized Vineyards, Produced Just Three Times In 150 Years, and IWM Has Just Secured the 2012 and 2015 One LAST Time!
“This would be a good choice to buy in quantity at a price that won’t break the bank.” - Allen Meadows, Burghound
An IWM icon returns with two rare vintage releases that are difficult-to-find elsewhere. Almost ten years ago, the celebrated 2009 Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Anniversary Cuvée was Italian Wine Merchants' fastest-selling red Burgundy! It makes sense. In more than 150 years of producing wine, the fabled Jadot domaine has bottled this special Anniversary Cuvée a total of three times: 2009, 2012, and 2015! This limited-production Super Premier Cru Cuvée is a selection of 19 of Jadot’s vineyards within the Beaune appellation. More importantly, it is a tremendous wine of substance and structure that provides approachability with age-ability at affordable pricing.
We are all looking for those rare values in premier cru and grand cru Burgundy, and it is often like chasing a unicorn. That is what makes today’s offering so special. You can now experience the rare overachieving Super Premier Cru Cuvée from the benchmark vintage of 2015 that left the team and me speechless — priced at under $55. The ripe enjoyment of the 2015 vintage goes well beyond Chambertin and Musigny and is available at the regional, village, and premier cru levels. Many have called the 2015 red Burgundy vintage the “greatest since the legendary 2005,” and with its ripe fruit, it does have exuberant appeal. It’s a vintage that will undoubtedly go down as one of the great modern-day vintages for red Burgundy.
IWM is now making the final ten cases of the elusive 2015 Jadot Beaune 1er Cru "156th" Anniversary Cuvée available at under $55 a bottle – this is a wine that commands more than $65 elsewhere! But this offer does not end at the celebrated 2015 release. We are including a rare, thirty bottles of the structured 2012 Jadot Beaune 1er Cru "153rd" Anniversary Cuvée. Mr. Burghead himself, Allen Meadows, has stated that “this would be a good choice to buy in quantity at a price that won’t break the bank.” Where else are you going to find a super premier cru cuvée with this kind of pedigree, this kind of pricing, and provenance — and that comes from the hands of the great Jacques Lardière, while offering tremendous age-ability! We are also including the 2016 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches, which is situated right next to the famed Clos des Mouches and Clos des Ursules vineyards. In fact, Clos Ursules was part of Vignes Franches until 2010, when it was recognized as its own. At just $49.99, this is one of the great values in premier cru Burgundy, it is a wine that can command $69 elsewhere. IWM says back up the truck.
Feature: The Elusive Premier Cru Values from the 1859 Historic Domaine (Click to Order)
*Indicates pre-arrival July. All other wines are available May. There is a six bottle limit per wine.
Additional Notes and Reviews:
Domaine Louis Jadot needs no introduction; they have been officially making great Burgundy since 1859, although the family was already producing from their iconic Clos des Ursules vineyard as early as 1826; in fact, it some of the Clos des Ursules goes into the estate’s special anniversary bottling, produced only in great vintages. The limited-production cuvée is a selection of 19 Jadot’s premier cru vineyards within the Beaune appellation: Les Clos des Ursules, Les Boucherottes, Les Pertuisots, Les Theurons, Les Avaux, Les Aigrots, Les Cents Vignes, Les Greves, Les Perrieres, Les Coucherais, Les Tuvilains, Les Chouacheux, Les Montrevenots, Les Champs Pimonts, Les Belissands, Les Reversees and Les Toussaints. One last point of interest, the 2012 represents the final bottling by the iconic and always philosophical Jacques Lardière.
2015 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru "156th" Anniversary Cuvée"
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “With only the third release in the 150+ years of Jadot, this is absolutely the finest ‘Anniversary’ (now labeled as ‘Celebration’) expression to date. It is an absolutely stunning super premier cru Burgundy from Frédéric Barnier that would make Jacques Lardière proud. Aside from offering an approachable introduction to Burgundy pedigree, this is a tremendous example of why 2015 is being called one of the greatest red Burgundy vintages since 2005.The only critical comment that we would disagree with are the reviews that suggest enthusiasts need to be patient, as the wine is shut down. The bottle is exuberant, delicious, and simply hard to resist. One pull of the cork, and it screams Burgundy from across the table. It’s one of those breathtaking wines where the aromatics alone are worth the price of admission. It explodes with the red fruit spectrum — wild berries, cranberries, bright red Morello cherries, succulent strawberries, crushed rose petals, citrus, tea, and minerality. There is an inner perfume that echoes throughout palate and provides for a marathon finish. While the wine captures the ripeness and juiciness of 2015, there is awesome structure — glassy tannins, balancing acidity, and depth. This is a rare 2015 premier cru without the forbidding price tag that you can enjoy now, but its greatest promise lies ten to twenty years ahead.”
Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Celebration is a rich, radiant wine. Sumptuous and expansive on the palate, the 2015 possesses striking inner perfume and fabulous depth. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive in this decidedly potent, somber Beaune 1er Cru from Jadot. Even with all of its natural richness, the 2015 is massively tannic and shut down. I wouldn’t dream of opening a bottle anytime soon. The combination of 19 climats results in a Beaune of unusual complexity and pedigree, but readers will have to be patient. The 2015 was only bottled in December 2017."
2012 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru "153rd" Anniversary Cuvée"
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “This is great premier cru Burgundy from Jacques Lardière that’s priced at under $60, and it will age three decades — where else can you find this story and quality from the Cote d’Or? And while there is some deceiving approachability with its inviting mouthful of red fruit, this is a serious wine that is about its underlying structure and subtle nuances. Great inner perfume stains the palate with notes of cherry, strawberries, red berries, tea, spice, minerality and eucalyptus. Awesome focus, acidity and structure here. We agree with Allen Meadows, who said this is one to stock-up on as it will be a rare value treasure as it ages!” (2/2016)
92 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound: “…blend of 17 different owned 1ers plus another 4 that were bought in; this was given 27 months of élevage before bottling). A subtle touch of wood sets off ripe and relatively elegant notes of earth, dark cherry and spice. The mid-palate is dense, serious and powerful with plenty of mouth coating sap that helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the moderately austere, backward and built-to-age finale. For readers having a child or grandchild in 2012 this would be a good choice to buy in quantity at a price that won’t break the bank.” (4/2015)
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All my best,