Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2005 1.5L

Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2005 1.5L


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A superb balance of power and elegance, this great grand cru allies intense, velvety dark stone fruit flavors to complex notes of spice, earth and oak which repeat the bouquet, supported by firm, lingering tannins.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
Brand Louis Jadot
  • wa93-95

Wine AdvocateDeep black cherry, charred meatiness, rose and licorice give away the identity of Jadot's 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze. Firm tannins and mouth-filling but bitter black cherry fruit, along with black licorice, wet stones, smoky black tea and Latakia tobacco feature on the palate, and there is a savage grip in the the finish. This lacks the refinement and elegance of many of the best 2005s from this great site, but bids fair to make up for this in sheer intensity and mysteriously complex depth. Here is a potentially ageless wine that doesn't merely typify the dark side of 2005, but is a veritable Darth Vader of the vintage.

David Schildknecht, June 2007
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorA monolith now, with a core of sweet cherry locked in by the firm structure. There's also a lot of spicy oak. The tannins are substantial and dominate today, but all the components are there. A very fresh, lively red, with a long finish. Best from 2015 through 2040. 50 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, May 31, 2008