Tonight with a hearty, tasty (though not so gourmetish) diner:
Thick wintery lentils soup accompanied by home-pickled red-pepper, and
small-radish in vinegar.
Goulash with nokern
Beaune - Clos des Ursules 1989 L. Jadot
12/94. Acquired from Beaune June-94 for $27 (imported for $35 net).
This famous Beaune monopole of Jadot is a sub-plot of the 1er Cru
The third of the 1989 1er Crus I have tasted lately (the others have
been Beaune - Clos des Mouches, and Vosne Romanee - Les Suchots).
Stood open one for hour.
COLOR: Brownish-red, almost transparent at the rim. Looked like a 25
years old (B).
NOSE: Vibrant cherry fruit, almost subdued 'Bourgogne smell', light
wood. Very enticing.
TASTE: Tons of fruit, very soft tannins, good acidity, mouth-filling 'happy'
LENGTH: Medium-long, developing in mouth.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium body, excellent balance. Surprisingly mature for a
OVERALL: A superb example of what a Beaune 1er Cru should smell and taste.
Ready now, and will be good for a few more years (though its lack of tannins
may preclude long cellaring). The best of the three '89 1er Crus I have tasted
so far. Highly recommended.
MARK: 17/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.