Friday, May 23, 2008

2005 Louis Jadot Beaune "Boucherottes"

Been busy with the 2005 Burgundies as of late - here's another:

The 2005 Louis Jadot Beaune "Boucherottes" sported dark raspberry, vanilla, cocoa, basil and floral notes on the nose, crisp and balanced on the palate. Smooth, with a modest finish, it is drinking well now - hard to imagine extended cellaring is necessary. Paired very well with a whole chicken roasted on the bbq.
cork. 13.5% alcohol
Score: 17/20
Price: C$48 (SAQ)

But, with guests over for dinner, you can see in the photo that we started our evening with champagne. The NV Piper Heidsieck "Brut Divin" is a "Blanc de Blancs", that is 100% chardonnay. Smokey toast and yeasty, lemony notes, some flowers as well, a fitting intro to this simple, but very elegant, bubbly. One of the last bottles from my trip to France last year.
cork. 12% alcohol
Score: 16/20
Price: ~35 euros (winery)

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