Why Big Red Diary?
4 notes


2009 Tardy Jean, Chambolle-Musigny Les AthetsDec. 2011
The nose has a really nice depth, cushioned with a little musk. This seems nicely round in the mouth and shows a very nice concentration for a villages. There’s just a little grab from the tannins, but they are quite understated. Balanced with a nice finish – there’s a little oak flavour throughout the wine today but it is far from jarring and will fade – still a lovely wine.
2005 Tardy Jean, Chambolle-Musigny Les AthetsDec. 2008
Medium, medium-plus colour. A deep, slightly baked fruit impression intertwined with a dark oak note – I think the oak is influencing the fruit. In the mouth the texture’s okay but I have the impression there’s some dissolved gas here making the tannin a little forward and the acidity slightly prickly. There’s some extra dimension, but it’s clearly not showing its best. Day 2 and the nose starts less interesting, but slowly a red-currant note tries to assert itself. The ‘rasp’ that I associated with dissolved gas is still there on the palate, though the tannin seems less forward. Tight? For sure, but versus some other village chambolles I could mention there’s little here that demands a second look…
2006 Tardy Jean, Chambolle-Musigny Les AthetsDec. 2008
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour. Mainly soft red fruit aromas though a hint of darker fruit too. In the mouth it’s a little tight, compact and little obvious structure. It grows in the mid-palte though, before finishing as fast as it appeared.
1997 Tardy Jean, Chambolle-Musigny Les AthetsAug. 2007
A high-toned, rather nice nose. The palate is understated, with faintly astringent tannin. Has good length though. Quite nice but not the full package.
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