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The May 2017 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part IV

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Auction Ends: 5/25/2017 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #522. Louis Jadot (Mason Louis Jadot) Montrachet 1989

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 98 WA.
"The super-opulent, highly extracted Montrachet conjures up everything that this 19.76-acre grand cru vineyard should . . . produce. There is density, balance, a haunting combination of minerals and ripe fruit, and a finish that exceeds 60 seconds. Interestingly, it is more developed and softer than the Chevalier-Montrachet and Corton-Charlemagne. However, do not expect it to evolve any faster than those two wines as this big, splendidly concentrated wine should last for . . . years. Andre Gagey considers the 1989 vintage to be one of the three best years of the decade, comparable to 1985 and 1986. Jadot's white burgundies are among the slowest to evolve because in low acid years the malolactic fermentation is blocked to give the wines more aging potential. Not surprisingly, the 1989s are more backward, with slightly higher natural acidities than found among other white burgundies in the Cote d'Or. For that, as well as other reasons, Jadot's finest premiers and grands crus have . . . years of aging potential in 1989. The firm of Louis Jadot (they also own 115 acres of top vineyards), is probably the best run négociant firm in Burgundy." Wine Advocate #79, Feb 1992
Notes: 2.5cm, nicked label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $325


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