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Tasting Notes for Grands Echezeaux - DRC, 1993:
The Grands-Echezeaux is fuller, sweeter, and more concentrated than the Echezeaux. It reveals a healthy dark ruby color, an attractive nose of red and black fruits and pain grillee, followed by a medium-bodied, concentrated style with a firm, well-delineated, focused personality, and moderate tannin in the finish. It is a 15-year wine that requires another 5-6 years of patience.
The DRC's 1993s possess the vintage's toughness, tannic structure, austerity, and aging potential. They will not be flattering to drink in their youth, and most will require 6-10 years of cellaring. Typical of the vintage, they appear to be the most tannic and structured wines made at this domaine since 1983.
Wine Advocate # 100 Aug 1995
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
Tasting Notes for Musigny - Jadot, Louis, 1995:
Quite dark-colored, Jadot's Musigny reveals touches of cinnamon and blackberries in its intensely floral nose. On the palate, this full-bodied, velvety-textured, powerful wine explodes with copious quantities of roasted herbs, coffee, blackberries and violets and has an admirable finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2012.
This note is the result of tastings I did in Burgundy in Washington, D.C. in April. The wine was tasted from cask, not bottle. Pinot Noir, a fragile varietal, reacts poorly to fining, filtration, and careless bottling techniques, I recommend caution when considering buying a red burgundy based on cask samples. I called it as I tasted it, and hope the bottled wine reflects the quality of the samples I was provided.
Overall, 1995 is another in a string of successful vintages for Jadot. If there is one negociant house consumers can feel comfortable buying blindly, vintage to vintage, it is Jadot. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 90-93
Drinking Period: 2002-2012
Tasting Notes for Chambertin Clos de Beze - Rousseau, Armand, 1996:
This dark ruby-colored wine exhibits a nose of charred oak encrusted with blackberries, cassis, and stones. It has a full-bodied, expansive, highly-defined, complex, and silky-textured personality that possesses black cherries, iron, minerals, gravel, and cassis. This firm and highly structured wine will require cellaring. Projected maturity: 2005-2012. As far as the 1996 vintage is concerned, Rousseau's comments were bluntly candid -
Parker Points: 92-94
Drinking Period: 2005-2012
Tasting Notes for Chapelle Chambertin - Jadot, Louis, 1996:
This bright, medium-to-dark ruby/purple-colored wine is extraordinary. Intense aromas of cassis, blackberries, and fresh herbs all covered in luscious milk chocolate give way to this wine's full-bodied, rich, and dense personality. Expressive layers of sweet dark fruits, earth, spices, as well as roasted and grilled herbs can be found in this complex, structured, and broad wine. Its formidably long and expansive finish also possesses copious yet supple tannins. Wow! Readers who have never had a glorious Chapelle are well-advised to scour their favorite wine shops for this gem. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92-94
Drinking Period: 2004-2010
Tasting Notes for Clos Vougeot - Jadot, Louis, 1996:
This saturated and dark colored wine, with its extraordinarily spicy nose of sweet red and black fruits, sent me soaring. This massive, intense, broad-shouldered, masculine, structured, and chewy wine is crammed with super-ripe, rich, and layered blackberries, cassis, licorice, earth, and Asian spices. As if that were not enough, its dense fruit comes roaring back after expectoration, lingering on the palate for nearly a minute. This is an extraordinary Clos Vougeot! Projected maturity: 2006-2014. Bravo! to Jacques Lardiere and Pierre-Henri Gagey. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 93-95
Drinking Period: 2006-2014
Tasting Notes for Romanee St Vivant - Jadot, Louis, 1996:
This medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine exhibits lace-like, delicate and refined aromas of sweet red fruits, flowers, and perfume. This is a medium-bodied, feminine, intricately detailed, and elegant wine with tightly wound red berry fruit. It is obvious to me that with cellaring this wine will develop more body and power as its fruit blossoms and expands. Its persistent finish offers loads of perfectly ripened soft tannins. It should be at its best between 2003-2009. Robert Parker
Parker Points: 91-93
Drinking Period: 2003-2009