So, 90 years on since they bought the vineyard – I assume that none of the original vines contributed to this wine 😉
2003 Louis Jadot, Corton-Charlemagne
Medium-plus yellow. The first sniff shows an obvious note of oxidation – it’s not on a high-level, but it’s obvious all the same. Here’s one of those wines that just gets better the longer it is open, so everything that follows is 90 minutes after opening: Depth, ripe lemons, a little honey in the middle and a mineral, flighty top-note – there’s not a hint of oxidation in the aromas anymore! Wide, concentrated and silky, with a clear mineral centre-line that has a trace of saltiness too. That line of flavour moves slowly through to the finish where there’s even a little smooth tannin and a more mouth-watering finishing flavour! Not super-fresh but certainly with adequate balance. Very good wine indeed, if not great; unless you want to describe it in the context of the vintage, at which point, I thing ‘great’ is fair comment…
Rebuy – Yes and for 2003 white too!