Made from purchased grapes, the 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots (Maison Louis Jadot) wafts from the glass with aromas of sweet berries, warm spices, rich soil tones and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, with a charming core of fruit, lively acids and refined tannins, this is very promising.
The 2019 Pommard Grands Epenots Premier Cru has a very expressive and almost Volnay-like bouquet of ebullient red cherry, raspberry, violet and blood orange aromas. The palate is very well balanced, offering succulent red berry fruit and a fine bead of acidity. Fleshy yet structured, as you would expect from this vintage. Very smooth on the finish. This is a noble Côte de Beaune from Jadot and maybe their best cuvée from that part of Burgundy.
The 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots (Maison Louis Jadot) is showing very well this year, revealing a deep bouquet of sweet red berries, licorice, grilled meats, raw cocoa and loamy soil. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and round, with a layered core that largely conceals its powdery structuring tannins.