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2009 Jouan Henri, Chambolle-MusignyJul. 2011
From three parcels. The nose is hiding a little – very understated until it eventually widens a little. Nice intensity and a good matching acidity. It doesn’t shout Chambolle to me, but it is a pretty wine and offers excellent value.
2009 Jouan Henri, Gevrey-Chambertin Aux EchézeauxJul. 2011
This has a lovely aromatic depth – it’s quite forward – very nice indeed. The texture is slightly cushioned but has a good acid balance. Depth of flavour and plenty of interest here. I have a preference for the 2008 I drank at home, but this is a good wine even before you see the price.
2009 Jouan Henri, Morey St.Denis Clos SorbéJul. 2011
From two parcels in this vineyard; old vines that average almost 70 years. The nose starts rather high-toned though with some depth – slowly it rounds out becoming quite interesting. Mouth-filling and wide – a little harder than the previous wines, but more complex and with aeration more ‘giving’. Depth of flavour and a nice mid-palate burst too – good length. This is very good and not an archetypal ‘easy’ 2009.
2008 Jouan Henri, Gevrey-Chambertin Aux EchézeauxApr. 2011
Medium colour. First there’s a hint of musky vanilla going on; as the vanilla fades to the background there a more higher-toned, almost floral aroma; finally there is a beautifully precise red berry note – who needs to drink? Clean, with a slighly cushioned texture, fine acity that enables a long line into the finish. You’ve got to search hard to find the tannin. Fresh but not overly so, this is a perfectly fresh berry for plucking right now if you so feel. Lovely, lovely wine.
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