2012 Clos-St Denis, Grand Cru, Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot

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Just two barrels were made this year, but what a fabulous wine it is! Glorious, explosive, brilliant, rich purple fruit bursts out of the barrel, an exceptional example of the seductive hedonistic style of Clos St Denis. Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director Jacques Lardière is now in charge of a new project in Oregon, after 40 years at Louis Jadot, and Frédéric Barnier is fully installed in Beaune in his place. In principal, however, there are not expected to be any changes to the winemaking. Frédéric describes 2012 as a superb vintage for reds with very healthy grapes, despite the diffic