2015 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (5/4/2019)
Popped and poured out of the wine fridge after TWO OTHER BOTTLES were flawed. Once again, burgundy is failing us - first with a premoxed 2008 Chassagne Montrachet and then with a flat and lifeless 2011 NSG. Why do I torture myself with this stuff?
This, on the other hand, works. Wine is a clear and bright lemon color, medium-low concentration.
On the nose, nicely aromatic. A touch of reduction gave way to grapefruit, passionfruit, citrus, and sort of a granite mineral.
On palate, wine is sound (huzzah!). Medium-high acid, medium alcohol, long finish. Restrained attack with grapefruit predominant, melon, super long finish with some malolactic notes. Not terribly complex, but nicely constructed.
This is a really nice wine, and it makes me wonder if the quality control at the negociants is just better than from the smaller producers. Either way, I am really turned off Burgundy at this point. When the bottles cost $80 and you have to buy two for every one that isn’t flawed, why the hell bother? (89 pts.)
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