Louis Jadot

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay

8.72173 ratings
8.651 pro ratings
Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Here’s the deal: Jadot, as a large negociant, sometimes gets the rep amongst us wine people that it’s not as authentic as the small, grower producers. The reality is this: their wines these days are every bit as authentic as any in Burgundy. And while they may not have the story of the small farmers, the wines are not only correct, they can be, at time, pretty fantastic. This particular wine is not fantastic. However, it is a very good example of Beaujolais-Villages and quite tasty. This vintage is darker in color and more dark fruited than some past vintages I’ve had but still, a Beaujolais through and through and more than hits the spot. I dig this and I can dig Jadot.

Here’s the deal: Jadot, as a large negociant, sometimes gets the rep amongst us wine people that it’s not as authentic as the small, grower producers. The reality is this: their wines these days are every bit as authentic as any in Burgundy. And while they may not have the story of the small farmers, the wines are not only correct, they can be, at time, pretty fantastic. This particular wine is not fantastic. However, it is a very good example of Beaujolais-Villages and quite tasty. This vintage is darker in color and more dark fruited than some past vintages I’ve had but still, a Beaujolais through and through and more than hits the spot. I dig this and I can dig Jadot.

Jan 6th, 2020
Wine101Hamden

People underestimate Beaujolais true beauty when they base it off of the Nouveau. This Village from Louis Jadot is an oldie but goody. 2012, 100% Gamay. Medium/light bodied, nose of lavender fields some crushed ripe cherries. Smooth and elegant on the palate. Finish is short n dry. Good entry into the genre, always makes for a good Thanksgiving wine. Low alcohol which makes it pair well with this cheese plate.

People underestimate Beaujolais true beauty when they base it off of the Nouveau. This Village from Louis Jadot is an oldie but goody. 2012, 100% Gamay. Medium/light bodied, nose of lavender fields some crushed ripe cherries. Smooth and elegant on the palate. Finish is short n dry. Good entry into the genre, always makes for a good Thanksgiving wine. Low alcohol which makes it pair well with this cheese plate.

17 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Alison Braid

First sip acidic but then it became very light with food. Almost watery.

First sip acidic but then it became very light with food. Almost watery.

8 people found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
Bryan Messer

Nothing like a Beaujolais with dinner

Nothing like a Beaujolais with dinner

6 people found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2014
Jonathan Tharp

Strawberry jam for days...light bodied, light tannin, med acid. Adult kool-aid

Strawberry jam for days...light bodied, light tannin, med acid. Adult kool-aid

5 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2014
Josh Orr

Really impressive and half of the fruit comes from Regnie

Really impressive and half of the fruit comes from Regnie

5 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2014
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.2

Juicy, ruby, a little bit spicy, with a nice minty finish. Not a serious wine, heaven knowns, but for $14, quite satisfactory. 

Juicy, ruby, a little bit spicy, with a nice minty finish. Not a serious wine, heaven knowns, but for $14, quite satisfactory. 

3 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

7.6

Strawberries, field herbs, a whiff of balsamic. Restrained fruit, vanishing finish. It’s Gamay all right, but no more. 12.5% abv | $14

Strawberries, field herbs, a whiff of balsamic. Restrained fruit, vanishing finish. It’s Gamay all right, but no more. 12.5% abv | $14

2 people found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Dean Rogers

Great with Thanksgiving Dinner

Great with Thanksgiving Dinner

2 people found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
"Odedi"

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day ! Unfortunately that's not for me, so I will go with the next best thing. This is a nice and simple Beaujolais Villages.

Showing black and red fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs and vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Spicy finish with fine tannins.

Drinkable and good with food or by itself. A nice party wine.

100% Gamay grapes.

13% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day ! Unfortunately that's not for me, so I will go with the next best thing. This is a nice and simple Beaujolais Villages.

Showing black and red fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs and vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Spicy finish with fine tannins.

Drinkable and good with food or by itself. A nice party wine.

100% Gamay grapes.

13% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2019