Background information


NOTE FROM EDITOR (DON CORNWELL): Jadot appears to have made a distinct change in its winemaking with respect to its whites beginning in the year 2000. As indicated below in the notes on each vintage, there is a very low incidence of premox among the Jadot wines produced in 1995, 1996 and 1999. However, beginning with the 2000 vintage, Jadot has a very significant incidence of premox. This has also been borne out in our annual vintage assessment/oxidation check dinners. One of the individuals who has participated in most of those annual dinners opened a series of 2002 and 2004 Jadot whites from his cellar and found them all oxidized. So he wrote an email to Jadot complaining. He received a response from Olivier Masmondet, Jadot's Export and Sales Director, dated December 10, 2010, stating as follows (Note the highlighted language)

"Dear Sir,

Thank you for your message. I have been informed of your comment on the Kobrand website.

It is never pleasant to get involved in such experience and I’d like to let you know that we are sorry and we feel disappointed as well.

Atypical ageing evolution has been taken extremely seriously and be assured that our winemaker is fighting it with all his weight and energy. In Burgundy, this is not our style to stand still and we are fighting this all together.

It is also true that consumer taste has changed and we want white wines to be ready right the way. Most of us want a white wine of 2 years to taste like a white wine of 10 years. We truly hope that not a single producer in Burgundy will be affected by this issue again, but as you certainly have read in the press, on certain wine blogs or web site there are many causes to the Atypical ageing evolution. We all wish here in Burgundy to find the solution to it.

This is also true that wine is not perfect science.

If you find yourself in Burgundy we will be very happy to welcome you at our winery and to taste together the new vintage.

Sincerely,

Olivier

Olivier Masmondet
Maison Louis Jadot
21 Rue Spuller
21200 Beaune
Tel: [[tel:+33-3- 80-22-10-57|+33-3- 80-22-10-57]]
omasmondet@louisjadot.com"

I will note for the record that Olivier Masmondet has pointed out to me that English is his second language and he states that he did not mean to suggest in the email that Jadot has changed its wine-making style to intentionally make a faster-aging wine.

From my perspective, regardless of whether Jadot intended it to happen or not, the Jadot wines from the vintage 2000 and on are radically different than their pre-2000 vintage counterparts. Prior to 2000, Jadot's oxidation performance would place it in Category V (producers who have no higher incidence of premox after 1994 than they did before.) But from vintage 2000 on, Jadot is a Category I producer and, in my opinion, has the single worst premox performance of any burgundy producer over that period. So buyer beware!

Notes on batonnage and techniques in various vintages:
  • In vintage 1995: batonnage done through April of 96 and used "very low levels of free SO2."
  • In vintage 1996: per Tanzer: "In contrast to many of his colleagues, he [winemaker Jacques Lardiere] did not feel that the 1996's needed batonnage." (Note: Jadot reported to Tanzer using ultra low free SO2 levels)
  • In vintage 1997: Lardiere did "extensive" stirring of the lees.
  • In vintage 1998: did no batonnage.
  • In vintage 1999: per Allen Meadows, Lardiere "did a lot of work with the fine lees to enrich the wines...."
  • In vintage 2000: per Allen Meadows, Lardiere "says he did almost no batonnage (lees stirring), which is in sharp contrast to the prior vintage where he worked extensively with the lees."
  • In vintage 2001: did almost no batonnage.
  • In vintage 2002: "The resulting wines are very rich and as a consequence I elected to do less bâtonnagethan usual but we added a bit more wood."
  • In vintage 2003: absolutley no batonnage and no M/L fermentation, although Jadot claimed not to have specifically blocked it and used more new oak than normal
  • In vintage 2004: M/L fermentation partially stopped "to retain some power. We needed to keep a bit of sharpness: this is the attractive part of the vintage."
  • The Remington Norman/Charles Taylor Third Edition of "The Great Domaines of Burgundy," published in 2010, quotes Jacques Lardiere as saying that he uses "only the lightest of sulphuring."
  • In vintage 2011: Jadot has now converted to DIAM closures in lieu of natural cork.

Wines

1986

  • Corton Charlemagne (April 2010): Certainly an older wine that was more nutty and complex than fruity but not oxidized [Howard Cooper]

1988

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (August 2009): completely oxidized [AT Bridge]
  • Batard Montrachet (Nov 2006): several bottles at a tasting - all absolutely lovely (Adrian Latimer)

1989

  • Corton Chatlemagne (April 2006): not oxidized; a profound wine, will last many years longer[Lewis Dawson]
  • Corton Charlemagne (June 2010): Not oxidized, splendid bottle, still young (Charlie)
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Mar 2015): Just lovely, showing development but not oxidation (RB Engel)

1990

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (14 Mar 2005): not oxidized; a great showing [David Chan]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Combette (June 2010): Not oxidized, amazing bottle (charlie)
  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (May 2010): Not oxidized, showing a bit tired tho (charlie)
  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes (June 2010): Not oxidized, delicious (Charlie)
  • Batard-Montrachet (June 2010): Not oxidized, one of the best white burgs I've had this year! (charlie)

1991

  • Montrachet (October 2007): not oxidized. [AT Bridge]
  • Montrachet (August 2008): not oxidized. [AT Bridge]

1992

  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (March 2006) not oxidized - excellent (Ray DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet (August 2008): not oxidized and even young tasting. [AT Bridge]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (October 2007): not oxidized. [AT Bridge]
  • Corton Charlemagne (March 2011): not oxidized, fully mature and lovely [Ville Viinikka]

1993

  • Charlemagne (blended Corton and En Charlemagne) (17 Apr 2007): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Jan 2013) not oxidized - super wine - in magnum (R DeAngelo)
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (March 2006): odd, soft and very evolved nose and soft short finish. Perhaps not prematurely oxidized, but shows many similarities to such bottles. (J. Gilman)
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoisselles (30 Jul 2008): almost completely oxidized [Don Cornwell]

1994

  • Batard-Montrachet (January 2016): Mature, but not oxidized; a Grand Cru, but just barely, open opening. After an hour, it showed the oiliness of a Montrachet, albeit with muted fruit. Still, given that I bought it at least ten years ago for $29.99 (marked down from $129.99 at Grocery Outlet in the middle of the Pacific Ocean) it was in about as good a shape as I am on my 73rd birthday. [Ralph Earle]. {WAIT -- did I really just say that I am "dull, flat and more than a bit greasy"?!?}

1995

  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (March 2007): Not oxidized, very good, powerful wine [Frank Drew]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Nov 2009): Ditto [Frank Drew]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (20 Dec 2005): oxidised [Herwig Janssen]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (22 Aug 2006): not oxidized; glorious and everything it should be - there is ample secondary development but the wine reamins distinctly youthful [David Chan]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (23 Feb 2011): oxidised. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2003-Feb 2005): tasted 7 times, not oxidized but fully ready and needs to be consumed [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (16 Dec 2005): oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (08 Jul 2006): oxidized [Jay Miller]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Aug 2007): Partially oxidized; drinkable, barely, but such a shame [Frank Drew}
  • Meursault Perrieres (Feb 2006): just fine [Cole Kendall]
  • Montrachet (20 Dec 2005): super [Herwig Janssen]
  • Puligny Champs Gain (5 Feb 2006): very fresh, no problem at all [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Champs Gain (May 2009): teetering, very advanced [Paul Dellar]
  • Saint-Aubin (Sep 2000): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Saint-Aubin (Oct 2001): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]

1996

  • Batard-Montrachet (May 2010): not oxidised, perfectly mature, very good wine [Courl]
  • Batard-Montrachet (May 2010): not oxidised, approaching maturity and very nice [Ville Viinikka]
  • Batard-Montrachet (March 2011): not oxidized, needed about 2 hours to get going and was excellent [Ville Viinikka]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Sept 2007): not oxidised, lovely in fact [Paul Dellar]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Dec 2008): drinkable but showing some signs (advanced, lacking precision). [Paul Dellar]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Dec 2008): not oxidised but duller than expected. Proper color. [Tom Reddick]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Oct 2009): fine, absolutely "a point" in fact. [Paul Dellar]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Mar 2011): Maturing nicely with a hint of honey, but not oxidized. Good bottle.[Frank Drew]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Sep 2004): two different bottles oxidized [John Gilman]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (07 Jul 2005): no oxidation, rated 96, but medium gold color. N.B. Two tasters at this dinner reported prior oxidized bottles of this wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (12 Jan 2006): no oxidation, less developed than the bottle in July, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (June 2006): no oxidation, fresh and minerally, great wine [MLee]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Dec 2006): no oxidation but more yellow than the June 06 bottle [MLee]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (27 Sep. 2008): no oxidation, absolutely fantastic wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (April 2011): no oxidation [MLee]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Oct. 2011): no oxidation. A delightful, multidimensional wine [NTyson]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Mar 2002): Amazing. [PaulRaiche]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Apr 2005): not oxidised [Karl Wee]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2009): Wow! Standing up super well. Amazing. [Paul Raiche]
  • Corton Charlemagne (13 Apr 2011): Not oxidized and a sensational 1996. [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Oct 2011): not oxidized, but corked [Ville Viinikka]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2014): oxidized. [Corey Miller]
  • Corton Vergennes (Sep 2004): advanced aromatics and hints of maderization [John Gilman]
  • Meursault Charmes (Jun 2004 & Dec 2004): 4 bottles at a wine tasting (June) 3 at home (Dec) no oxidation [Steve Lane]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Sep 2004): no oxidation [John Gilman]
  • Montrachet (8 Mar 2011): not oxidized and really fabulous. See 95-2000 Retrospective Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Savigny 1er cru "Clos des Gouttes" (June 2007): no oxidation [Lee Short]
  • Saint-Aubin (Jan 2004): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]

1997

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (January 2011): Not oxidised, superb wine [Courl]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Mar 2009):Not oxidized; pale gold, rich, oily and quite good [Frank Drew]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (May 2010): not oxidised, great for the vintage. [Ville Viinikka]

1998

  • Batard-Montrachet (Nov 2008): not oxidised, very good indeed (Adrian Latimer)
  • Corton-Charlemagne (Dec 2009): not oxidised, in fact very good. [Bill Nanson]
  • Chassagne Morgeot Magenta (Mar 2008) 6 bottles over the year, none oxidised, a couple quite mature, generally good(Brian Henry)
  • Savigny 1er cru (Aug 2008-9): 3 bottles - no oxidation, remarkably good [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny Les Combettes (Jul 2017): Not oxidized, 2 bottles very good, 3rd was superb [T Olsen]

1999

  • Chassagne En Cailleret (June - Oct 2009): various bottles from same case, largely oxidized (Paul Klevgard)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (18 Apr 2005): not oxidized, very youthful and rated 95+ [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (27 Jul 2005): not oxidized, but slightly off bottle compared to April [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (28 Feb 2007): not oxidized -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoisselles( Jul-Sep 2007): four bottles tried at regular intervals -- none oxidized, but all seemingly fully mature [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoisselles (14 Nov 2007): not oxidized; but mature; very minerally, but only modest fruit [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoisselles (28 Dec 2007): a very youthful bottle that had everything and just kept climbing--fabulous [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (December 13th, 2009): very young wine. lot of spice. climbs. [Wes Jennison]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (16 April 2010): crispy, great bottle. [H. Steininger & friends]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (June-Sept 2010): three bottles opened, none oxidized but all at slightly different development levels. [Don Cornwell]'
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (23 Feb 2011): not oxidized; a fabulous bottle and crowd favorite. See 95-2000 Retrospective Tasting Notes. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (28 May 2011): not oxidized, but not as exciting as the Feb bottle [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (9 Sept 2011): not oxidized. Now working through my last few of the 16 bottles I owned, this is the most exciting bottle of this I've ever had [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Oct 2011): from magnum; very young, fresh and vibrant [David Honig]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Nov 30, 2012) reg bottle, beautiful, no oxidation( b.Henry)
  • Corton Charlemagne (5 Jun 2010): not oxidized, but fully mature and a bit advanced [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (5 Sep 2010): partially oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (Oct 2010): not oxidized; appropriate secondary characteristics with excellent freshness. [David Honig]
  • Corton Charlemagne (12 Feb 2011): partially oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (17 Jun 2011): partially oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Feb 2012): very good indeed [Adrian Latimer]
  • Meursault (Dec 2005): oxidised [T Blach]
  • Meursault Genevrieres (Aug 2006) not oxidized [RAG]
  • Meursault Genevrieres (Mar 2009) not oxidized [P Muto]
  • Montrachet (5 Mar 2007): not oxidized -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Montrachet (December 2009): golden yellow, noticeably oxidised although still drinkable [RAG]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Nov 2005): not oxidised [Dennis Ward]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Oct 2006): oxidised [B Delancy]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Jul 2008): not oxidised [Dennis Ward]
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (June 2010) oxidized - from a 375ml at Bistro l'Hotel in Beaune (R DeAngelo)
  • Saint-Aubin (Dec 2004): not oxidized [Frank Herman]
  • Montrachet (Feb 2010): oxidised and undrinkable, with perfect cork. aaagh. However full credit to Louis Jadot for their professional response when we contacted them. [Greg Munyard]

2000

  • Chevalier Montrachet (regular) (18 Jun 2007): by consensus showing the earliest signs of premature oxidation but still enjoyable for the moment. See notes of 2000 tasting [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (May 2006): very evolved aromatics and soft, fraying backend indicative of 1st stage premature oxidation. Drink soon. (J. Gilman)
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Sept 2006): color quite dark for it's age. not oxidized to taste though [Wes Jennison]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (5 Feb 2008): partially oxidized. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (Jan 2010): Very fresh and with years of life ahead [David Honig]
  • Corton Charlemagne (September 2007): surprisingly evolved, if not overtly oxidized. certainly not what it should be at this point. [J Maxwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (5 Feb 2008): two bottles completely oxidized. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (March 2008): Well on the way to oxidized. (Jim Coley)
  • Corton Charlemagne (July 2009): Medium gold; fully mature with butterscotch notes and not much minerality; drink up. (MSaviage)
  • Meursault Goutte d'Or (14 March 2007): noticeably oxidised although still just drinkable [Frederic Panaiotis]
  • Meursault Perrieres (5 Feb 2008): not oxidized, but the only Jadot in our three tastings that wasn't. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (18 Jun 2007): color pushing medium gold; no real off aromatics but notable toasty note on the palate that carries all the way through the finish. By consensus this was partly oxidized. See notes on 2000 tasting. [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (Sep 2007) light yellow gold, not oxidised, but quite evolved and this could be the beginnings of oxidation [MLee]
  • Montrachet (26 Feb 2008): very seriously flawed and likely partially oxidized. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (Dec 2011): no signs of oxidation at all, still fresh [MLee]
  • Puligny Referts (Dec 2005): not oxidised as such, but surprisingly developed on nose [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Referts (Jan 2006): no signs of oxidation, certainly fresher than previous bottle [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Referts (April 2006): 2 bottles, 1 fine, 1 noticeably oxidised although still just drinkable [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Referts (Aug 2006): 2 bottles, the Referts lottery continues with 1 badly oxidised bottle and 1 with no signs [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Referts (Oct 2006): 2 bottles, first lovely and fresh, second slightly less fresh but drinkable [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Referts (14 March 2007): clearly oxidised [Frederic Panaiotis]
  • Puligny Referts (June & Oct 2007): no sign of oxidation with either bottle [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Referts (March 2008): tired, lacking freshness and length. Thankfully I now only have one of these left [Paul Dellar].
  • Puligny Referts (August 2008): the final bottle of the case a pleasant surprise, with no oxidation [Paul Dellar]

2001

  • Bourgogne Chardonnay (Feb 2006): fresh, not oxidised [Bill Nanson]
  • Chassagne Morgeots Magenta (Aug 2008) prematurely oxidized [Dale Williams]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (15 Jan 2006): prematurely oxidized [David Chan]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (27 Dec 2007): prematurely oxidized [Stephen Williams]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (10 May 2008): prematurely oxidized [Rico Chan}
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (15 August 2008): prematurely oxidized [Suzanne Camhi]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (22 April 2011) & (May 2011): prematurely oxidized [Anthony Hall]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (April 2012): does not seem oxidised on nose or colour, but quite advanced and disappointingly flat - good but not great - v.disappointing at this level. [Adrian Latimer]
  • Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles (10 June 2017): totally shot. [Nathan V.]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (11 Nov 2007): Tasted from many bottles at the Gala des Sommeliers de Paris. Yellow gold, evolved aromatics (butterscotch, honey, baked fruits), no or little sign of freshness (very little minerality), this seems fuly mature and overly evolved for its age. Not a good sign. [Frederic Panaiotis]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (Jul 2007): oxidised. Served by the glass at Peninsula in HK. The bottle had been opened about 2 hours [Stephen Williams]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Jul 2007): oxidised. Served by the glass at Peninsula in HK. The bottle had been opened about 2 hours [Stephen Williams]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (March 2010): 2 bottles on table 1 oxidised, 1 not. Served at Clos de Vougeot [Bill Nanson]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (Dec 2014): Wonderful WB. Just lovely. [RB Engel]
  • Meursault Perrieres (Oct 2006): very evolved and wide open nose, though still fresh. Soft, fruit-driven finish, but no oxidation. (J. Gilman)
  • Meursault Perrieres (Dec 2011): Totally oxidized. (Dennis A.)

2002

  • Auxey-Duresses (May 2009): Lacks freshness; seems at least partially oxidized. [Kurt]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (July 07) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Feb 09) not oxidized. [Tom Reddick]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Feb 10): Not oxidized. Youthful color, complex mineral and wet wool notes, very long unfurling finish. [Kurt]
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle ( April 14): beautiful gold, just the slightest hint of oxidation, drinkable, will try another and report back(B.henry)
  • Chassagne Morgeot/Magenta/Chapelle (Oct 2014) , paler than above, no oxidation, lovely wine[b.henry]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (August 2009): Not oxidized; drinking beautifully now. [AT Bridge]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (13 Dec 2009): 2 bottles oxidized. [Stephen Williams]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoisselles (18 Feb 2010): partially oxidized. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Two. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoisselles (20 May 2010): this bottle went from fine to totally oxidized in just over 30 minutes. Disgusting. [Don Cornwell]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoisselles (4 July 2010): Not oxidized, but clearly advanced and overly mature [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (August 2008): Not oxidized. Outstanding wine that drinks well already. (Lewis Dawson)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Mar 2009): Based on advice from someone, I was told to drink these up; now I know why... slightly advanced color of med gold; more rich and buttery on the mouth than one would want for such a young grand cru; less mineral than desired; structure is still there, but I don't see a long future or improvement for this wine from here; drink up (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Mar 2009): Darker than desired color again; similar notes as last bottle; trouble is lurking here (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne (January 2010): dark color, premoxing but not yet fully shot, badly affected but drinkable. [Tom Reddick]
  • Corton Charlemagne (4 Feb 2010): partially oxidized. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night One. [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (23 Apr 2010): Brilliant bottle. Strong across two days. [Eric LeVine]
  • En Charlemagne (3/29/2008): Not oxidized: Light yellow color: high acidity: extremely youthful (Keith Akers)
  • Montrachet (Feb 2008) oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Montrachet (4 Mar 2010): Not oxidized and very nice. See 2002 Tasting Notes, Night Three [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (19 May 2010): Absolutely no premox. Tight as a drum, with an immense concentration of minerals and white flowers. Extremely long and powerful, but as yet still unformed and a bit "raw". Served blind, this would lead me towards Ramonet. Should be a brilliant Montrachet in 10-15 years. I hope my other bottles are as good. [Stephen Williams]
  • Meursault Gouttes D'Or (May 2008): Not oxidized; quite young [David Honig]
  • Meursault Gouttes D'Or (January 2011): Not oxidized; very nice. [mlaverty]
  • Meursault Gouttes D'Or (February 2012): Not oxidized. Served with Sole Meunière and Pommes Soufflées and it was really nice. [mlaverty]
  • Meursault Clous (May 2009): delicious, not oxidized [P Muto]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (March 2010) 3 bottles! oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny-Montrachet (April 2010) 1 bottle oxidized, 1 bottle advanced but still drinkable [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Mar 2009): Not oxidised, no bluing on cork, elegant, plenty of life left [Stephen Dreher]
  • Puligny Perrieres (Jul 2009): Not oxidized. Lemon butter notes and a long finish. [Kurt]
  • Puligny Perrieres (22 May 2010): Not oxidized. delicious wine,golden color, long finish. [Suzanne Camhi]
  • Puligny Perrieres (22 Sept 2012): Not oxidized. seemed slightly flat and possibly on the way to oxidation drink up [Suzanne Camhi]
  • Puligny Perrieres (12 Oct 2012): Oxidized.and undrinkable [Suzanne Camhi]
  • Puligny Folatières (March 2010): - 2 bottles, not oxidized, delicious [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Folatières(April 2006): - 4 more bottles, not oxidized, quite good [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Folatières (Dec 2011): - Not oxidezed - Very good wine! Recent release from Jadot [Harald S e l t e]
  • Puligny/Magenta/Garenne (Jan 2011): Not oxidized. Tinge of gold color. A bit lean at midpalate. Nice toasted grain and minerals on the long finish. [Kurt]

2003

  • Chassagne Morgeot (Oct 2009): oxidized [Michael Burke]
  • Chassagne Morgeot (Jan 2010): oxidized [Ralph Earle]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Nov 2010): oxidised, (July 2011) oxidised [Anthony Hall]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Oct 2011): Delightful, but ripening fast on the edges. Nothing offensive just yet, though. [NTyson]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Jan 2012): Opened rather than tempt fate with more age. Once again, delightful. [NTyson]
  • Montrachet (Sep 2009): oxidized, sorry folks but this one was way gone [Charlie Carnes]
  • Puligny Champ Gains (Oct 2009): not oxidized. Had at a tasting, light gold color, decent puligny. [Keith Akers]
  • Puligny Referts (June 2010): gone through MLF and completely oxidised [Stephen Skelton]

2004

  • Batard Montrachet (Mar 2010): no signs of premox, but definitely not too young to drink (MSaviage)
  • Batard Montrachet (April 2011): premox (Anthony Hall)
  • Batard Montrachet (Dec 2010): no premox; drinking very well (MSaviage)
  • Batard Montrachet (April 2014): probably no premox but fully mature, golden and rather advanced (Adrian Latimer)
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet (Nov 2010): very advanced color and aroma. [Wes Jennison]
  • Chassagne Abbaye de Morgeot (April 2011): not oxidized [Stu Jakub]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (April 2011): not oxidized but very advanced. Drinkable but not enjoyable and not for long [Stu Jakub]
  • Chassagne La Romanee (April 2011): not oxidized [Stu Jakub]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Nov 2010) Bottle 1 - completely gone. Shot, totally oxidized [Adam Ifshin]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Nov 2010) Bottle 2 - clearly advanced. On route to premox for sure but still drinkable [Adam Ifshin]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Dec 2010) Bottle 1 - completely oxidized [KGreen]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Dec 2010) Bottle 2 - completely oxidized [KGreen]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Nov 2010) 2 bottles, 1 no signs of pre mox and good, 1 partial pre mox, just drinkable [Paul Hanna]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Jan 2011) 4 Bottles- all well advanced with Premox. Barely drinkable
  • Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles (Oct 2011) clearly advanced - not enjoyable and months from oxidized [KGreen]
  • Chevalier Montrchet Demoiselles (Sep 2012) Advanced, burnt nose and back palate, partially oxidised [Don Osborne]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Desmoiselles (10 June 2013) Oxidised [Don Osborne]
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2013) from Magnum-barely passable, well honeyed color far beyond where it should be. No character of the vintage, no acid, no cut. Tasted as though it was 30yrs old. Wine bought and stored perfectly since release (Paul R.)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Jan 2009) early signs of oxidation, although still drinkable. Vintage characteristics becoming lost (Stephen Williams)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Feb 2010): on a path to premox - med gold color, warm bread, honey nose, light acidity; agree with the "vintage characteristics becoming lost" comment above; a pleasant drink today, but is much older than it should be; drink up! (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2010): light to med gold in color, sweet hints of butterscotch on nose... nice minerality and structure... what I would call a nicely aged Corton Charlemagne (after only 5 years in the bottle) (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne( 18 October 2010): Proper Corton green apple aromatics, but much too advanced on the palate for six year old wine [Don Cornwell]
  • En Charlemagne (18 October 2010): partially oxidized -- light sherry aromas and some sherry on the palate too [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault (March 2010): Bottle 1: med gold color. Dry sherry, completely oxidized. Bottle #2: normal. [Errol Kovitch]
  • Meursault Perrieres (April 2011): not oxidized [Stu Jakub]
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (April 2011): oxidized, completely shot [Stu Jakub]
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (Sept 2011) 2 bottles - both oxidized! [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Folatieres (April 2011): very advanced and showing strong signs of oxidation [Stu Jakub]
  • Montrachet (20 June 2013) : oxidised, not completely gone, some underlying fruit, but burnt and unpleasant. Perfect cork. [Don Osborne]

2005

  • Batard Montrachet (December 2013): 85% premox [David Wright]
  • Batard Montrachet (Aug 2013):early premox as very advanced [R Younger]
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet (April 2011): premox [Anthony Hall]Bienvenue Batard Montrachet (March 2013): premox [Anthony Hall]
  • Chassagne-Montrachet La Romanee (April - August 2010) Three bottles from same case oxidized, first nine were fine. Purchased on release and perfectly stored since then. [Daniel Bailey]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Aug 2010): No signs of premox. Very nice. [Garrett DeVries]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Sep -Dec 2010): 3 bottles, 1 no signs of pre mox and good, 1 partial pre mox, just drinkable, 1 totally gone, down the sink...[Paul Hanna]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Oct 2011): 375ml. 95% premox. Caramel. Flan, Over-ripe vanilla. Drinkable as something other than a Burgundy. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Oct 2011): 375ml. 100% premox. Might have mistaken it for an over-the-hill Madeira. FYI: Chosen from my remaining stash for being slightly darker than the rest. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Oct 2011): 375ml. 100% premox. Now 0 for 3. Accumulating expensive wines to cook with. Maybe I'll try a cheese fondue. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Oct 2011): 375ml. 5% premox. Now 1 for 4. A delightful surprise after the first three. But still ripening fast. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Dec 2011): 375ml. Two bottles. One, empty in the middle and on the fast track to oxidation. The second, not oxidized, but in the checkout lounge. Now 1 for 6. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Jan 2012): 375ml. Two bottles. One, 20% oxidized. Cooked with it. The second, not oxidized, but curiously hollow. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Jan 2012): 750ml. No signs of premox. Beautiful - minerals, acid, creamy fruits. Very complex. [Garrett DeVries]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (March 2012): 375ml. Not oxidized. Delightful. Not deep, but grew in mineral complexity as it reached room temp. across three hours. [NTyson]
  • Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (Aug 2012): 375ml. 70% premox. But the last of my 375s. Over and out. [NTyson]
  • Corton Charlemagne (July 2010): No signs of premox; very young, great acidity, very tight (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Jan 2011): No premox, drinking well; continue to drink these up given experiences with 1999-2004 Jadot whites; age 6 is when they appear to start downhill (MSaviage)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Sept 2014): Premox, very developed nose on opening and wine quickly degraded over next few minutes once open (Will Cashman)
  • Corton Charlemagne (April 2016): Oxidized, [WL]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Oct 2016): Splendid, young [Adrian Latimer]
  • Meursault (Feb 2009) 3 bottles from the same case not oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Meursault (June 2009) 5 bottles from the same case sampled in Feb 2009 oxidized!!! [Bill Lawrence]
  • Meursault Genevrieres (October 2012) oxidized; 2nd bottle off of a case [Paul Ferrari]
  • Meursault Goutte d'Or (Dec 2013 & March 2014) hurrah - no premox and very nice! [Adrian Latimer]
  • Puligny Folatieres (July 2014) - no premox (Adrian Latimer)
  • Puligny Montrachet (Feb 2009) 4 bottles from the same case oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (Magenta) (Oct 2011) 1 great bottle and 1 with heavy signs of premox. [??]
  • Santenay 'Clos de Malte' (2012): 3 bottles - no premox, but a bit too ripe/oaky for me (Adrian Latimer)
  • Beaune 1er Clos Blanc Dmne Glagey (May 2013) Purchased at winery in Beaune. Opened the same day - badly oxidized. When I returned it, the staff told me it was going through a bad phase, and it would be very good in a couple years !!!!
  • Puligny Combettes (July 2015) - definitely advanced, but drinkable. No freshness, not much fruit, very mature (Adrian Latimer)

2006

  • Chassagne Caillerets (June 2009): Not oxidized (Michael Malinoski)
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (Magenta) (July 2010): No signs of premox (Michael Malinoski)
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (Magenta) (April 2012): No premox, tasting great. (Andrew Rose)
  • Beaune Greves (April 2014): no premox (Adrian Latimer)
  • Chevalier Montrachet (Dec 2015) slight premox, dull, not great either[B.Henry]
  • Chevalier Montrachet ( jan 2016) stunning bottle, nothing to complain about here! [b.henry]
  • Chevalier Montrachet ( April 2016) 2 bottles premixed, what a waste, done with Jadot ! [b.henry]

2007

  • Batard Montrachet (Dec 2012): moving towards premox starting to darken- drink up do not cellar (Suzanne Camhi)
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2012): No premox; very young (Suzanne Camhi)
  • Corton Charlemagne (3 Feb 2015): Notably advanced at Night One of the 2007 Vintage Assessment Dinner. See the notes. (Don Cornwell)
  • Meursault Genevrieres (Dec 2012) Not oxidized; very pretty. [Stian Gårdsvoll]
  • Montrachet (November 2015) Shockingly advanced, lacking any tension and with little to say. Not dead but clearly hit by premox. (Ken Lamb)
2008
  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (Magenta) (12 Oct 2012): No premox, a consolation after a premox bottle (Suzanne Camhi)
  • Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres (Feb 2013): Fully oxidized. Sherry and caramel [droch]
  • Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres (July 2016): 12 bottles opened for an event; considerable bottle variation with several advanced, none oxidized beyond drinking [AT Bridge]
  • Savigny Les Beaune Les Vergelesses (Sept 2013): 1 of 4 bottles badly oxidized, undrinkable. (Doug Messina)
  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts (Jan to Nov 2014) Three bottles not oxidized - showing signs of maturity. Very good. (Kent M)
  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts (March 2015) Very good, maturing nicely. (Kent M)

2009

  • Puligny Clos de la Garenne (Magenta) (April 2016): No premox, very ripe. (Adrian Latimer)

2010

  • Batard Montrachet (Aug 2013):No premox but the most forward of three Batards at same sitting[R Younger]