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1991 Jaboulet Vercherre, EchézeauxJan. 2011
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!)…
1991 Jaboulet Vercherre, EchézeauxJan. 2011
Medium colour – no obvious age. The nose is understated, a hint of coal-type mineral and faint baked red fruit – initially it is rather tight, after 2 hours there0′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 good villages at its apogee. Time brings? Well, nothing much actually! It’s innocuous, certainly nothing to hate, but it’s a very long way from a Grand Cru experience too – more like ‘optimistically cropped’ Vosne-Romanée – fortunately it’s quite drinkable.
1996 Jaboulet Vercherre, Beaune Clos de l'EcuAug. 2007
Medium-pale ruby-red. The nose has a high-toned start with a little resinous/green background, slowly a little jammier depth comes through. The palate is a little thin, with tart acidity, mild tannin and a rather unripe finish – if you persevere, your palate adjusts a little and there is some apparent sweetness – but I wouldn’t recommend it. Is this the worst wine I’ve opened this year? – well there was that 96 Lamadon Echézeaux, but more on that another day – for now this has that dubious award.
1964 Jaboulet Vercherre, Romanée Saint-VivantJul. 2005
Lovely old, brown-tinged but vibrant colour. The nose is alive and exciting. I hoped to be transported to another place – not quite – but this is lovely and it’s held together by a really fine seam of acidity. A lovely old lady.
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