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WTN: 1993 Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru

Postby Otto » Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:41 pm

I craved for Burgundy tonight. Drinking this is making me very happy now!

  • 1993 Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune (6/18/2006)
    Deep colour, but very see-through. The nose has lots of red berries, vegetal, earthy, rusty and delighfully rustic (reminds me of Nebbiolo!). The palate is a bit extracted and lacks the poise of a GC though. Divine levels of acidity! It is still a bit tannic. Bloody good stuff, anyway. Too young. My one other bottle will wait another five years or so.

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What sort of oak regimen do they use for this? It seems there was quite a bit of oak, but it has integrated well.
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Re: TN: 1993 Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru

Postby David M. Bueker » Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:36 pm

I am not positive, but I think it sees about 50% new oak. It's actually my favorite Jadot wine (if you take QPR into account). All my bottles are still way too young though.
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Re: WTN: 1993 Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru

Postby Sam Platt » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:32 pm

Otto, I've had a bunch of bottles of the '98 Jadot CdU thanks to the local wine mart sticking it in the cut-out bin. It just seems to get better and better each time I drink it. I am down to just two bottles and was going to drink one in '07 and the other in '08. Perhaps that too soon. I am amazed to hear that the '93 is still too young. The '98 CdU's that I've had ended up in the cut-out bin about two years ago because they were supposedly past their drinking window. Ha! So much for conventional wisdom.
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Re: WTN: 1993 Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru

Postby Otto » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:30 am

Sam Platt wrote:Otto, I've had a bunch of bottles of the '98 Jadot CdU thanks to the local wine mart sticking it in the cut-out bin. It just seems to get better and better each time I drink it. I am down to just two bottles and was going to drink one in '07 and the other in '08. Perhaps that too soon. I am amazed to hear that the '93 is still too young. The '98 CdU's that I've had ended up in the cut-out bin about two years ago because they were supposedly past their drinking window. Ha! So much for conventional wisdom.


I thought 98 was a fine if rather slow evolving vintage for reds. Whose drinking windows were they going by? Parker & al's? They are odd: their drinking windows are exactly when I would avoid drinking Burgundies. Glad you got a good bargain on a good wine, though. I've usually thought that Clos des Ursules is good from about 10 to 15 years. 93 seems to be more like from 15 to 20 though. Not had the 98 so wouldn't know but trust yourself: Burgundy lasts much better than many people say. And never trust what Parker & al say about Burgundy.

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