jadot 2001 gevrey clos st.jacques


I was a bit concerned before I even poured the wine – the cork was a nightmare to remove; welded into the neck, the second half (!) needing both ah-so and screwpull-worm in the manner of a 1970s wine – except I was having to tug more.

2001 Louis Jadot, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques
The nose had a slightly burning, alcoholic top-note, below is a diffuse but deep layer of red fruit, augmented by occasional leafy aromas. The palate, whilst silky smooth, only serves to move you along the conveyor to the mid-palate, there waiting for you is a shrill mid-palate that whilst intense is not all that nice. Long but bitter finishing. I remember this being much, much better last time, though admittedly that was 4 years ago. I can only assume that cork must have have been the culprit!
Rebuy – No

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  1. Cecile, Beaune23rd November 2010 at 3:50 pmPermalinkReply

    Hello Bill,
    This is too sad… It should be the cork, because the wine is still very nice. We are waiting your next time in burgundy to open (and drink) a bottle.
    We still have some 2001 in our cellar and they are showing good now.

    • billn23rd November 2010 at 4:59 pmPermalinkReply

      I look forward to it Cecile. I still have 4 more bottles, but it’s always nice to drink it more locally 🙂

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