To mark 20 years since Louis Jadot acquired the famous Château des Jacques domaine in Beaujolais, export manager Marie-Pierre Dardouillet held a special tasting in Dublin which showed the little-known ageing ability of Jadot’s Beaujolais Cru wines.
The wines tasted in the private room of Brookwood Restaurant were nothing short of exceptional – indeed, most were hand-delivered directly from France especially for the tasting.
One stand-out bottle was a 20 year old Moulin-à-Vent, with all present confessing that none of them had tasted a Beaujolais of that age – indeed, before the event everyone admitted that they didn’t think Beaujolais could lay down for that long.
However what was experienced on the day was a vibrant, lively wine that was still chock-full of energy, a theme experienced throughout the rest of the tasting across other Beaujolais crus of varying age.
The full line-up of wines tasted on the day were:
Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent 1996Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent Clos des Thorins 1997Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent 2000Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent Champ de Cour 2001Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin 2002Château des Jacques Morgon 2003Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent La Roche 2004Château des Jacques Morgon Côte du Py 2006