Tuesday, January 02, 2007
2004 Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bourgogne
Most French labels don’t have the varietal listed, this seems to be a growing trend with the lower quality, more mass produced wines. This is the low end offering of a decent producer, so I figured I’d give it a shot even at $15.
Raspberries, plums, and oak on the nose.
Right after opening, this one is a bit harsh once it hits the palate...so much acid it’s bordering on sour. After breathing for an hour, it improved tremendously....my experience is that Pinot Noir typically does not need much, if any, aeration. Raspberries on the palate with some nice mild, though present tannins. A bit of oak, a touch of anise, chocolate, earth, and cherry as well.
Some funk and earth on the finish, along with a bit of oak and some lingering berry.
Even after opening, it’s still not great...I can’t recommend this one, especially at the $15 pricepoint.