This lovely '17 Bourgogne Le Chapitre puts its succulent red fruits front and center in a plush yet vibrant profile that dances with lilac petals, fresh loam, and touches of spice, orange zest, and crushed river rocks. Dusty tannins and a nicely acidic spine offset the lushness of the wine's fruits, and savory minerals and tart berries linger on the food-friendly, delicious finish. While you can enjoy this exceptionally detailed wine right away, it'll drink beautifully over the medium term. Deriving from a vineyard with very old vines (about two-thirds planted in 1963), destemmed grapes ferment in either stainless steel or open top wooden vats for about a month, and the wine ages for eighteen months in barriques, one-third new.
Founded in 1869, Louis Jadot produces some of the greatest wines in all of Burgundy. While many people might connect the estate with a forgettable bottle of negociant Beaujolais they drank in a bistro, Burgundy cognoscenti know that the estate's top wines from Beaune, Gevrey Chambertin or Chambolle rival and are at times superior to Vogue, Rousseau, and Morot. However, the estate makes these wines in miniscule quantities, and so many wine-lovers never have the opportunity to drink them. This estate, now in the hands of the Kobrand Corporation, lost its primary winemaker, the legendary Jacques Lardiere, in 2012; however, Lardiere's team, and its ability to create memorable, delicious, age-worthy wines, continues.
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