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2007 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet PerrièresDec. 2010
A depth of aromas, slightly musky with hints of creme brulee. This is rather unctuous for an 07, lots of depth but very understated acidity – again lots of complexity, plenty of creamy vanilla from the barrels. The flavour grows in the mid-palate, before a long diminuendo in the finish – and there really is a lot of complexity – only here do you find the characteristic minerality of this vineyard. There is no overt toast shown by this concentrated and impressive wine, but all the same, I’d have preferred a little less barrel flavour in this relative youth.
2009 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet PerrièresOct. 2010
In bottle for about 1 month. This is wide and concentrated – actually the concentration sneaks up on you – there is much more here than I first thought. Not quite the focus of the 2008, but that could be the recent bottling. There is good balance, though after the acidity of the 08s I’m left wanting more.
2009 Jomain Marc, Puligny-MontrachetOct. 2010
I hint of green in the colour. The nose is very pretty. Unctuous but balanced. This seems to have been less complicated by the bottling. I find it generous, and very good wine. I had to ask to taste this – I’m glad I did!
2007 Jomain Marc, St.Aubin Les FrionnesOct. 2010
This shows a nice width of flavour that’s underpinned with understated (for the vintage) acidity. Seems correct and likeable.
2008 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet PerrièresOct. 2010
Lovely aromas that show lots of complexity. The entry is about balanced richness before widening across the palate with mineral flavour and hints of barrel vanilla. Very moreish wine…
2008 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet CombettesOct. 2010
The aromas show a little more ripe fruit. There is more width on the palate though without the same depth of minerality – though mineral all the same. Most vintages I would choose the Perrières, but in 08 they are very similar quality.
2008 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet Les PucellesOct. 2010
Once more there’s an extra hint of ripeness to the fruit, set against a lovely width of aromas. Again quite mineral. There is a modest attempt to cover the structure with some richness but the tasty frame of acidity remains clear. I often think of power when tasting Pucelles, but here is finesse – super.
2005 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet CombettesJul. 2008
A medium lemon yellow colour and a nose of citrus width, though never developing anything other than a little brioche depth. The palate is quite a mouthfull and initially reasonably textured, but as it slowly slides to the finish there is a little oaky texture and a lot of oak flavour. Despite concentration and intensity I’m currently missing freshness and a 1er cru mid-palate dimension. It’s a little one-dimensional and far from mouth-watering. I wouldn’t open another for 3-4 years to let the oak subside and hopefully unleash the wine within. The oak just needs time, but where will additional freshness come from(?) I won’t quite describe it as humble pie, but after 48 hours in the refridgerator, there’s a nice extra creamy dimension on the nose and palate, and that oak has largely melted. I’d still like more acidity but this is at least a ‘maybe’ now…
2005 Jomain Marc, Puligny-Montrachet PerrièresJul. 2008
Medium-pale lemon yellow colour. Width, and after their Combettes a more obvious higher-toast oak depth, with cream-edged pear fruit. The palate is more lithe and linear with better acidity. Good dimension in the mid-palate and the oak is less jarring and textured, super length here. This also needs 3 or 4 years for the oak to lessen, and the higher toast is not my beau, but there’s real quality here. Already after 2 hours open the high toast is transformed. Not as obviously dense as the Combettes but finer balance.
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