The exceptionally supple (though not dilute) middle weight flavors brim with minerality on the cherry bon bons-inflected finish that tightens up substantially.
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts (Maison Louis Jadot) mingles notes of raspberries and berry fruit with scents of burning embers, rich soil, grilled squabs and caramelized citrus rind. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with a richly textural attack, powdery structuring tannins and a long, mineral finish.
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru has a very well defined, mineral-driven bouquet that demonstrates more transparency than the Les Suchots, scents of seaweed and iodine permeating the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry and touches of dark chocolate and truffle toward the second half, culminating in a very long, satisfying finish. This is an excellent Les Beaux Monts.
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru has a superb bouquet, easily the best of the three Premier Crus Vosnes that I tasted from Jadot, exuding mineralité on the well-defined, expressive bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ripe red berry fruit on the entry, joined by hints of marmalade and fig jam.
The 2016 Maison Jadot Beaux Monts is also outstanding this year. The bouquet is pure, precise and nicely black fruity, offering up scents of cassis, sweet dark berries, bitter chocolate, a bit of bonfire, pigeon, dark soil tones and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a lovely core, fine soil signature and a long, ripely tannic and nicely soil-driven finish.