Hauntingly Nuanced: 2015 Jouan Clos St-Denis

Posted by Ian McFadden

Jouan's wines possess a captivating mixture of perfume and delicacy.

And the domaine reaches its absolute peak with their Clos St. Denis.

The unfortunate part is that Jouan only has 0.36ha in Clos St. Denis.

Jouan may have a somewhat low profile, but the bottles are quickly snapped up by insiders. This is especially true of the Clos St. Denis. I doubt the 2015 will see the light of day.

These are Burgundies that people quickly get obsessed with. We have many customers who are fond of comparing Jouan's wines to the legendary wines of the now retired Jacky Truchot. The wines share a kinship in terms of their texture and quiet, whispering allure. Jouan's wines are some of the most delightfully pensive Burgundies that I know of.

Jouan's subtlety and mysterious depth of complexity reach another level in the Clos St. Denis. The Grand Cru Clos St. Denis is celebrated for its class, purity, feminine grace and, simultaneously, for its intensity. It's a perfect match for Jouan.

I'm excited that this is the first 2015 Grand Cru Red Burgundy that we're offering. Jouan's Clos St. Denis is always incredibly soulful and nuanced, but we're expecting the 2015 to evolve into something extraordinary. The 2015s are a dream brew, combining elegance, concentration and vibrant lift.

Even the most seasoned Burgundy fanatics are placing the 2015 reds among the best of the past few decades. The interest in the vintage is intense. Given all of this and how small Jouan's parcel is in Clos St. Denis, we advise that you jump on this before it disappears.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 Jouan Clos St-Denis