1998 louis jadot corton-charlemagne

Update 15.8.2009(14.8.2009)billn

Far from ugly…
1998 Louis Jadot, Corton-Charlemagne
The first pour – ooh quite light colour – but the more you pour, it rather disconcertingly seems to darken at an alarming rate. The end colour is similar to the 98 Boillot. The nose starts with an unusual ‘warm wool’ aroma, perhaps a little oaky too – but not a hint of oxidation. The wool fades to leave width wafts of ripe fruit – and not that much maturity – but the last drops almost have that volatile edge of a redcurranty red-wine. In the mouth, it has intensity, but keep it on your tongue and it bursts with interest and complexity. Very good length. From just a little ‘so what?’ when opened (too cold), to a super mouthful as it warms – Excellent!
Rebuy – Yes

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