Louis Jadot Morgon Chateau des Jacques 2009
A perfect partner for charcuterie, Italian foods and red and white meats.
Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of red berries, spicecake and herbs, plus a hint of cracked pepper. Spicy, incisive red fruit flavors show a bitter edge and pick up a smoky quality in the mid-palate. Tannins build with air and add definition to the firm, spicy, very persistent finish. This wine will age.
Rich flavors of blackberry pie, apple compote and cherry preserves are accented by anise, nutmeg and vanilla. Bright acidity keeps it fresh, while light tannins frame this balanced red.
Red raspberry, rhubarb, and smoked meat pungently scent Chateau des Jacques's 2009 Morgon cuvee, then come to a saliva-inducing and tartly-invigorating palate – one of this estate's 2009 that seems to defy the vintage norms – leading to a vivacious finish in which white pepper, salt, smoked meat, and herbs alternate with sappy, snappy red fruits. There is a hint of extraneous wood resin that needs to integrate, and this is one 2009 that could benefit from putting on a bit of fat – which might happen – but is already a delight and sure to remain so for at least 3-4 years.