Why Big Red Diary?
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2000 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresApr. 2012
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is as good as it has ever been; close to ripe fruit has a coating of musky/creamy-ness – it’s actually quite interesting. The acidity and associated tannin is tart and a little astringent, but if you swallow quickly, it seems quite okay. I probably needn’t add more…
1995 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresApr. 2010
The last bottle of this didn’t show brilliantly, hopefully this does a little better. The colour has a much older, browner caste than I expect for a ’95. The aromas are not promising; quite beefy and hint bretty – I’m not really looking forward to putting it in my mouth! Some sweetness to the fruit, intensity too – it’s a rather macerated, spicy impression. The tannin is relatively understated and the acidity decently balanced. The texture has a reasonable soft and fat impression. Certainly much, much better than the last bottle or my I expectation given the nose. I’m thinking that there may be some slight bacterial spoilage here with this one. 10 left, hmm…
1995 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresMay. 2009
There’s some age in the colour, but the core is still a nice red. The nose is meaty, only a little leafy and eventually gives a very pretty redcurrant note. There’s a lift to the acidity, it’s even a little raw to start with, but it’s moderated with aeration. The concentration/intensity is reasonably good and whilst the tannin is well in the background it still manages to add a note of hardness. The overall impression today is a sweet/sour stance though the acidity provides a decently mouthwatering finish, yet is a long way from seamless. The jury’s out on this one – I’d leave it in the cellar another 3+ years as a starting point…
2000 Rossignol Nicolas, Pommard JarollièresDec. 2006
Medium ruby-red. The nose is an interesting mix of high-toned floral elements over an intitially diffuse base of sweet fruit – then I got something more like rubber – others said shitake mushroom! Lovely ripe fruit on the palate, still forward tannin and a mineral aspect at the centre. The finish is medium length for a 1er Cru. Aromaticly this is a super wine, but becomes just a little anonymous from there-on.
2000 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresDec. 2006
Medium, medium-plus ruby-red colour. The fruit on the nose is just as sweet as the previous Rossignol, but it’s darker coloured at the edge with a red core, faint coffee too – very fetching! Less ripe palate than the Rossignol – almost mouth-puckering by comparison with a higher level of tannin. This is, however, very complex in the mid-palate and longer too.
1995 Pousse d'Or, Pommard JarollièresDec. 2006
Medium, medium-plus ruby-red colour. Bright, ripe red fruit – baked tarts – depth but limited width, the aromas are very persistent. Interesting, concentrated and ripe – there’s some complexity, but the fruit is quite dense, almost monolithic at the core. The length is very good and this is one very smooth wine. It needs plenty of time for complexity, but otherwise this is much more accomplished than the Rugiens.
2000 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresApr. 2006
Medium ruby-red. Ripe, slightly blurred red fruit, a little diffuse but okay. Another 2000 where the acid is a bit of a roller-coaster, but finishes quite well. Good sweetness and concentration with just a little bitterness on the tannin. It might not sound like it, but this is a lot better than the last outing.
2000 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresNov. 2004
Medium colour with little fading. The nose starts not auspiciously with sweet, alcoholic red fruit and oak but no cohesion, perhaps it’s the oak that’s the main fault, because as it fades the overall effect improves considerably. The palate is cool but also not so well joined-up. There’s a little tannin that sticks out as slightly bitter and mouthwatering acidity that also could also be better balanced. The fruit doesn’t do enough to hold this wine together. This was a nice, succulent wine last year but doesn’t come close to that definition this. I’m hoping it’s only a phase as I’ve 4 more in the cellar.
2000 Boillot Jean-Marc, Pommard JarollièresNov. 2003
Medium-plus cherry already starting with a hint of amber at the rim. The nose starts with toasty oak and plenty of raspberry fruit, the oak soon blows off. Another luciously juicy palate with excellent acidity. The fruit is medium concentrated but very pure, again red in profile. Drying tannins on the finish tell the story of a very young but currently very tasty wine.
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