Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Cote d’Or; Burgundy, France.
Price: $13.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Pork chops with Madeira and mushroom sauce, butternut squash with nutmeg & cinnamon and spicy fried cabbage.
Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a light red rim. VERY LITE earthy aroma. A little rough mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 80-grit texture. Very bitter red fruit flavors, e.g. raspberry and cranberry. Too much acidity, minuscule soft tannins and a medium length very tart finish. This was a Disappointing red Burgundy that was drinkable, but totally lacked Pinot Noir character…Vicky called it “Blah”. It was OK paired with the pork and Madeira sauce, but in the end we said it was not even up to the $13.99 price and I’m sure there are many other red wines on the grocery store shelves that are far better at this price point. But wait, here’s our conclusion…I’ll bet not many Frenchmen drink this entry level Louis Jadot wine!!!
See our reviews of other Louis Jadot wines.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Recnstructed cork.
UPC Code: 0 84692 45874 5
Imported by: Kobrand Corporation; Purchase, New York.