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Tasting Notes for Clos Vougeot - Grivot, Jean, 2005:
A 2005 Clos Vougeot offers a nose of blackberry, wreathed in wood smoke. Firmer in tannin and with less surface polish than most of GrivotŐs wines, it exhibits chalky, black-fruited depth, and overt density, palate-coating richness, but also notable freshness and grip all the way through to its long if ultimately rather austere mineral finish. Figure waiting for 5-7 years just to check back on this.
Etienne Grivot aimed this year for gentle extraction (essentially without pigeage), then watchful preservation of the freshness, subtleties and refinement inherent in near-perfect raw material. He performed some very light chaptalization to extend the fermentations. Given the health and natural concentration of his vinous raw material, he felt no need to sulfur or rack the wines until shortly prior to bottling (without filtration), which was the stage at which I tasted.
Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 90-91
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Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Jadot, Louis, 1996:
This wine is often of grand cru quality. Medium-to-dark ruby-colored and offering lovely aromas of roses, currants, and raspberries, this wine is admirably expressive yet introverted - it's made for the long haul. It is a feminine, highly-structured, and vibrant wine filled with super-sweet red and black fruits. This focused, defined, and classy offering also possesses an extraordinarily long finish. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 91-93
Drinking Period: 2004-2010
Tasting Notes for Bonnes Mares ( owc 6-packs ) - Jadot, Louis, 2000:
Clive Coates has written: 'Saignee was as important as triage, said Jacques Lardiere. There was a marked difference in the wines Jadot vinified themselves and those they bought in. Much of the latter was declassified. An impressive range, as usual'. Tanzer 92-94 points
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