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Louis Jadot - Cote de Nuits Villages 'Le Vaucrain' 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Area: Côte de Nuits
  • Wine Maker: Jacques Lardière
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Food Matching

Food Matching

A good all-purpose red, you can serve this at a party or informal dinner party. While it can take on all kinds of meat, game and meaty fish such as salmon, keep preparations simple and not too salty or spicy. In their book The Simple Art of Marrying Food and Wine, Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix suggest pairing it with carrot and cumin salad or lamb baked in hay with lavender.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 86 to 88 (2014) WS: 88 (2015) JS: 91 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Le Vaucrain is a “lieu dit,” or single vineyard, of 13 acres at the top of the slope in the commune of Comblanchien bordering on Prémeaux, to the north and lying partly adjacent to the Nuits-St.-Georges premier cru of Clos de la Maréchale. Domaine Louis Jadot is proprietor of two parcels in Vaucrain, one planted to white vines and one to red. Cote de Nuits Villages 'Le Vaucrain' is a deep coloured, aromatic wine with ripe black and red berry flavours and a classic earthy Pinot Noir bouquet. Its excellent balance of ripe tannins and elegant yet concentrated fruit results in a silky, approachable wine which ages very well.

Winery Information

Louis Jadot

Louis Jadot, founded in 1859, is one of the most important n?gociants to consider when purchasing the wines of Burgundy. The firm produces an amazing number of cuvees each year, which range from generic Bourgogne as well as Beaujolais, right up to top of the class examples from a number of Grand Cru vineyards including Bonnes Mares, Clos de B?ze and Chapelle-Chambertin, to name just three..

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)86 to 88 pts

The 2014 Côte de Nuits Villages le Vaucrain has a perfumed bouquet with black cherries and pastille-like scents almost reluctantly emerging from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple cherry and redcurrant fruit, demonstrating fine weight and nicely integrated oak on the appealing finish. This is recommended.

Wine Spectator (2015)88 pts

Black cherry and blood orange aromas introduce this sleek red. Spice and earth notes round this out, focused by a taut structure. Drink now through 2021. 600 cases made.

James Suckling (2014)91 pts

The herb and wet-earth aromas with hints of strawberries bring you in. Medium body, firm tannins and a tangy finish. Citrusy acidity brings the energy. Drink now.