1996 Louis Jadot Beaune Bressandes
Beaune Bressandes, Burgundy, France
 
WB Rating: 85

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $17.00 (Premier Cru)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Good though not memorable Burgundy, a let-down given the pedigree of this Premier Cru vineyard. All the components are in place, but the wine is firm and somewhat unyielding, and simply lacks the intensity to provide much excitement. (You shouldn't have to work this hard to find the pleasure in a wine.) Spicy cassis and ripe strawberries are found in the reticent bouquet. Mouth feel like a light-weight Bordeaux. Fairly assertive acidity in the finish. A little overpriced at its $17 sale price, but I guess you're paying for the label to some extent. Would be considerably overpriced at full retail. - HK 2002-06-10

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