Two Beaune Teurons

This was a very valuable comparison and made a pretty convincing case for terroir expression, as these two bottles showed very similar aromatics. The Morot had a gentler, aged fruit profile compared to the Jadot, which was a little firmer smelling, if that makes sense. But the character of the earthiness was nearly identical in each glass, a kind of dried earth note.

  • 1996 Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Teurons - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru (6/27/2009)
    Ruby. Dusty earth with some maturing red fruit as a backdrop. The palate is nearly devoid of fruit and the high acidity and grippy tannin renders this somewhat harsh without food. Hard to know if the fruit will emerge at some point or if it’s just not there. I suspect this will remain fairly austere in either case.
  • 2002 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Theurons - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru (6/27/2009)
    A bit magenta in color, not to ruby yet. A wide open nose of dusty Teurons earth with a background note of still-youthful red fruits. This has admirable flesh for a Beaune, great freshness, and just enough tannin to give it a hint of chewiness. Drinking very well at the moment.

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