Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2005 1.5L
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|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
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.
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.