2005 Louis Jadot 'Clos des Ursules', Beaune Premier Cru, France

$169.99 USD $189.00 USD

Winemaker Notes
Beaune Clos des Ursules is a full, firm and rich wine. It is fine, with a slightly earthy bouquet and a long, lush finish -- perfectly balancing elegance and power.
Pairs harmoniously with delicate meat dishes as well as most cheeses.

Rated 93 Points Wine Spectator
Enticing sweet blackberry and black currant flavors, with a touch of spice and mineral for complexity. Very pure, with harmony and finesse—all the components for a long life. Lingering aftertaste of cassis and mineral. Best from 2013 through 2026.

Rated 92 Points Burghound.com
The most refined of this group of Beaune 1ers with the most aromatic complexity as well to the beautiful blend of red, black and violet notes that introduce rich, suave and velvety medium full flavors that are classy, powerful and vibrant. This is a bigger and bolder wine than the Boucherottes but the balance and purity of the former holds its own with the size and weight of the Ursules. A stylistic choice.

Rated 91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Jadot’s flagship 2005 Beaune Vignes Franches Clos des Ursules leads with high-toned cherry, tarragon, and brown spice aromas, displays a juicy, ripe, fresh fruit palate impression, and finishes with subtle herbal and spicy inflections as well as a hint of roughness. The overall impression is of considerable density, energy, and tannin, and I think this has been caught at a less than optimal moment as regards its tannins and for translating its concentration and ripeness into flavor personality.