jadot 2004 vosne-romanée

Update 30.4.2013(28.5.2008)billn

jadot 2004 vosne

If I didn’t get on all that well with the 06 Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay, this is much more interesting. It’s actually about 20% more expensive than my highly rated Mugneret-Gibourg or Albert Bichot 04 Vosnes and both of those offer a more compelling current drinking experience – it won’t be everyone’s choice, but I found it really interesting.
2004 Louis Jadot, Vosne-Romanéetry to find this wine...
Medium ruby-red colour – already showing some older colour. The nose initially has none of the green 04-ness, though a little develops over-time, it is, however, on such a low level that it really is additive and makes from cedar at the top, down to its creamy edge at the bottom, with faint clove in the middle – a rather superior if not textbook Vosne nose; I’m very impressed. In the mouth it’s a long way from my expectation; there is only a hint of the ripe sweetness of the vintage, but the overall balance is reminiscent of a 1996 with it’s acid-forward stance. There is super dimension to the fruit too. This is far from an average ready-to-drink-now 2004 and very different to my 04 villages beau (from Mugneret-Gibourg), but this is an interesting mid-term cellar candidate – maybe 2 more bottles…
Rebuy – Yes

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