The Cazetieres from Jadot is just one of those wines that is so rare and impressive, and the 2020 is no exception. One of Gevrey-Chambertin's most loved premier crus, this decently sized site shares a large border with another famed premier cru, Clos St. Jacques. This is one of the prime locations for Gevrey premier cru and is one of the highest elevation sites in Gevrey and has a slightly warmer climate than its neighbors, creating rich, structured wines that tend to have a bit more approachability than Clos St Jacques does while retaining acidity from cooler nights from its higher elevation. As William Kelley notes below, part of this vineyard was recently replanted and is being used for a blend until it is viable for a single bottling, so this could be the last Caetieres we see from Jadot for a while. A Magnificent bottle, and one of the best buys of the vintage for Cazetieres, this is one to grab before they are gone.
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94 points! "Wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, cherries, sweet spices, petals and coniferous forest floor, the 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers (Domaine Louis Jadot) is medium to full-bodied, layered and vibrant, with terrific depth at the core, and a bright, precise profile despite its maturity, conceding with a long, saline finish. This parcel was ripped up for replanting in 2022, and in 2021 it was including in a blend, so this is its swan song vintage."
Vinous (Neal Martin) 92-94 points! "The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru is very composed on the nose with blackberry, briary, Earl Grey and light marine nuances on the finish. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy ripe red fruit, grippy tannins and though there is some new oak to be assimilated on the finish, it just needs 5-7 years in the cellar before you will surely have a fine Cazetiers on your hands. (Drink between 2026 - 2050)"
Jasper Morris 91-94 points! "Full bright purple, a little oak with some vanilla overlays the ripe but classy raspberry fruit. Power builds behind, luxuriously sweet, on the verge of being a bit too ripe, but the natural mineral style of this vineyard brings it back."
Burghound 91-93 points! "A decidedly sauvage-inflected nose is once again quite restrained and this requires aggressive swirling to eventually coax the aromas of violet, wild berries and plenty of earth character to reveal themselves. There is solid volume, power and evident muscle to the larger-scaled flavors that coat the palate with dry extract on the impressively long finale. This isn't as refined as the Estournelles St. Jacques but it a good deal more powerful. (Drink starting 2032)"