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Tasting Notes for Corton Pougets - Jadot, Louis, 1993:
The Corton Pougets, which is the least-known great wine of the Jadot portfolio, is powerful, as well as frightfully tannic. Although it possesses the potential to be excellent, it will never be a great wine. Its high tannin, combined with shrill acid levels make for an austere mouthful of Pinot Noir. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and keep your fingers crossed that the fruit does not fade.
Jadot produced a high percentage of successful wines in 1993. There are also disappointments, particularly in the lower appellations which have turned out tough and tannic. There is no Jadot house style, save for rich, well-delineated, structured wines that stand the test of time. As a vintage, 1993 is less consistently excellent than 1990 or 1989.
In 1988, all the grand crus were bottled without filtration. That vintage was followed in 1990 and subsequent vintages, with all the premier and grand crus bottled without fining or filtration. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Jadot, Louis, 2002:
The black cherry, spice, pepper, and rose-scented 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques does not require any assistance. Big, lush, energetic, and elegant, its medium to full-bodied personality coats the tasterŐs palate with a myriad of spicy black fruits. Majestically ripe cherries, blackberries, roasting spices, and stones can be found in its complex flavor profile as well as in its long, sweet, supple finish. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92-94
Drinking Period: 2007-2018
Tasting Notes for Grands Echezeaux - DRC, 1988:
I have been telling people for years that this domaine's "best buy," if such a label can be applied here, is the Grands Echezeaux. While it is not Romanee-Conti or La Tache, it often comes very close to those two titans, at a fraction of the price. In 1988, it is fabulous. In fact, my unedited tasting notes had the words "fabulous" in them twice and "awesome" once. It is decadently rich and spicy with an extraordinary perfume of violets, gamey, plum-like fruit, toasty new oak, and a finish that must last several minutes. It, like the Echezeaux, should not be consumed for at least 5 years, and should easily last until 2010 or longer.
The prices for the wines of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti may be exorbitant but the quality of the wines produced in the eighties is truly remarkable. The 1988s are celestial wines selling at stratospheric prices. The 1988 production was twice what it was in 1987, but the same as in 1985. The 1988s are fuller-bodied, deeper, more concentrated wines than the superb 1987s, and will need some time in the cellar to shed their generous amounts of tannin. The only vintage they can be favorably compared with is the 1985 vintage, and the 1985s were a great deal more forward and flattering to taste when young. There is more depth in the 1988s than in the 1986s or even the superb 1980s (which turned out to be the finest wines made in that underrated vintage).
Burgundy Book # B2 Jan 1990
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 1995-2010