Chambolle - Les Amoureuses 1989 L. Jadot
3/95. Acquired from Beaune Dec-94 for $47 (imported for $62 net).
Tonight, for no special reason, we opened one of the best 1er Crus: Jadot's
'Les Amoureuses' from his own holdings in Chambolle-Musigny. Another
experiment with the young 1989 vintage.
"Only" a 1er Cru, but almost twice as expensive as the Latour's Corton Grancey
'89 (an officially Grand Cru) we had yesterday.
We enjoyed this bottle for three hours, starting with 'leftovers' from
yesterday's dinner, and then 'listening' to Mozart's "Dissonant Quartet" on
Microsoft's multimedia CD-Rom (a perfect match!).
COLOR: Dark, full and opaque brown-red, hardly paling towards the rim.
NOSE: An intoxicating mixture of red-fruits, wood and the 'Bourgogne nose'.
The tender terroir of Chambolle-Musigny emerge from the glass even with no
TASTE: Ever evolving silky and delicate fruit, revealing layers and layers of
different sensations in the mouth. Quite alcoholish with tannins not yet fully
resolved. At first, the tannins were pretty felt. After about two hours the
wine became pure silk with a touch of sweetness.
LENGTH: Very long 'peacock tail' effect. Each swallow exploding into a
multiple tinges around the tongue.
BALANCE & TEXTURE: A full bodied yet delicate wine. Excellent balance, though
still too young. Fruit, wood, acidity, alcohol and tannins all abound. Yet
they should be given more time to totally integrate.
OVERALL: A superb great (B) that no doubt will become an extraordinary wine in
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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