Powerful and structured, this opulent wine is succulent with fruit and dense with dark tannins. It has power and structure, a strongly mineral texture still bursting with youthful fruit. This grand cru is one of several that make up over half the vineyards in Aloxe-Corton. Drink this wine from 2025. *Cellar Selection* (RV)
The 2015 Corton Pougets Grand Cru, under the Domaine des Héritiers Jadot label, has a crisp, quite pure bouquet with the fruit a little darker than the Corton Grèves at the moment but equally well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, moderate depth, rounded in the mouth with layers of cranberry and strawberry fruit. There is a pinch of sea salt right on the finish that shows fine precision and focus. This is outstanding. The wines under the "Héritiers des Louis Jadot" represent crus whereby the vines have historically belonged to the Jadot family. See also Maison Louis Jadot, Domaine Gagey etc.
The naturally coolness of Pougets is evident on the ripe yet fresh nose of red and dark berry aromas that are cut with spice, earth, tea and a hint of anise. This sense of refinement continues on the well-delineated medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the dusty and mouth coating finish that offers excellent complexity and persistence though there is a touch of backend warmth. This beauty should age gracefully for years to come and need at least 15 to 20 to shed its firm tannic spine.
Bright dark red. A bit more medicinal and darker in its fruit character than the Grèves, with complicating notes of clove and minerals on the nose. Terrific soil-driven wine with lovely vinosity and depth to its raspberry, spice and saline mineral flavors. The hill of Corton can easily overproduce, noted Frédéric Barnier, and these vines benefited from relatively low production of 33 hectoliters per hectare in 2015 "from Nature." This silky, very concentrated wine finishes long and spicy, with earthy low tones as well as alluring floral lift. Should turn out to be an outstanding vintage for this grand cru.
A tight grip on the rich cherry, floral and spice flavors gives this red an austere profile. The dense matrix of tannins adds to that feeling as this finishes on the dry side for now. The potential is in the long, mineral-drenched aftertaste. (BS)
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