Not to be confused with the Premier Cru bottling, this is a village bottling located in Comblanchien next to the famed Premier Cru Clos de Marchale in Nuits St. George. Jadot picked up this vineyard in '96 and follows, the fruit is hand-harvested, destemmed, and then macerated in open wood or stainless steel vats for three to four weeks before aging in 1/3 new oak barrels for 18 months. A beautiful, overachieving bottle of red Burgundy, and at this closeout pricing, it is a no brainer.
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 90 points! "Revisited from bottle, the 2017 Côte de Nuits-Villages Le Vaucrain (Domaine Louis Jadot) is showing very well, wafting from the glass with notes of cherries, plums and cassis mingled with hints of potpourri and warm spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, velvety and energetic, with lively acids, refined tannins and a pretty core of fruit. This is a fine effort that really punches above its weight."