I haven’t yet looked into the minutiae of the distinction, but one man’s Jarrons seems to be another man’s Dominode – as best as I can work out (without checking) Dominode seems to be an area within Jarrons – or could it be the other way around despite Dominode being so-much the larger…
This wine started quite oaky and a little flat – it wasn’t looking good, but patience paid dividends.
2004 Maurice Ecard, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Jarrons
Medium cherry-red colour. The nose starts soft, sweet and quite oaky – though not very toasty – over one hour from opening and you have high-toned estery notes over what is frankly a super, griotte-like red fruit nose. As with the nose, some time is required before real interest is found – it starts rather flat – so-much so that I wondered if there might be a little taint. One hour of patience reveals a light-medium-weight wine of elegance and real complexity; the acidity is quite fresh and the wine is lithe rather than fat, but there is an array of red fruits and a little raisin edge to the subtle but long finish. Tannin slips by virtually un-noticed. This is a world away from dense, blockbuster wines and I suspect it will disappoint some drinkers, but for me, despite the wait, it delivered.
Rebuy – Yes