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Louis Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A “Not Bad” grocery store Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Louis Jadot; Beaune, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Macon Villages; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $10.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Sipping

Tasting:

    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”.

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless. Very strong citrus aroma with lesser amounts of Granny Smith apple and ripe honeydew melon. Intense and a little creamy mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 100-grit texture. Powerful tart lemon, apple and Florida grapefruit flavors with a slight medicinal taste in the background. Gobs of bright acidity and a long very tart fruity finish. Well, we haven’t done well with Louis Jadot entry level wines purchased from the grocery store; however, this Chardonnay has lifted the brand. It had a distinctive bouquet and was dominated by acidity, but we both commented that we were drinking wine made with Chardonnay grapes. That may sound like a strange statement; however we’ve found at this price point it’s not uncommon to not have the slightest idea what grape the wine was made from!!! Even though we both thought there was way to much grapefruit taste we’re going to recommend it at this price point as a “Not Bad” grocery store Chardonnay.

Louis Jadot vineyard
Photo from Kobrand Corporation.

Comments: Learn more about Louis Jadot and their wines.

See our reviews of other Louis Jadot wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 0 84692 41854 1

Imported by: Kobrand Corporation; Purchase, New York.

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