1991 jaboulet-vercherre echézeaux

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The only other Jaboulet-Vercherre of my experience was the exquisitely packaged 1996 Beaune 1er Clos de l’Ecu; I expect it’s a rather better wine in the hands of Faiveley today – that bottle went down the sink! So at auction I spotted a lot of J-V 1991 Echézeaux and thought to myself ‘they can’t all be rubbish can they?’ It might be a favourite vintage of mine, but just in case, I bid low!

1991 Jaboulet-Vercherre, Echézeaux
Medium colour – no obvious age. The nose is understated, a hint of coal mineral and faint baked red fruit – initially it is rather tight, after 2 hours there’s a bit more width – it’s not too bad. Balanced – decent acidity, faint tannin but really my first impression is that it’s an okay, perhaps not quite average villages at its apogee. Time brings? Well, nothing much actually! It’s innocuous, certainly nothing to hate, but doesn’t beg a second glass and it’s a very long way from a Grand Cru experience too – it’s more like ‘optimistically cropped’ Vosne-Romanée that was probably best drunk 18 years ago – fortunately it’s semi-drinkable (I only ditched half the bottle!)…
Rebuy – No

I think it was 5 bottles in the lot for which I paid ~30chf per bottle, so cheaper than a recent villages Vosne, but clearly I still overpaid…

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  1. Xavier Auerbach13th August 2013 at 4:11 pmPermalinkReply

    Sad to hear that this was such a bad experience. Over the years I have had some pretty nice J-V wines (see my TN’s on CellarTracker) – and I am enjoying a rather delicious Beaune Clos de l’Ecu 1991 today! I think J-V was quite well distributed in the Netherlands some 20-30 years ago and bottles still occasionally surface at auction.

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