Bonnes Mares 1985 L. Jadot
11/95. Acquired from Beaune Sep-93 for $67 (imported for $80 net).
Again my favorite (B), tonight with fillet steak marinated in balsamic and
olive oil. This wine, from Jadot's acquisition of the old Clair-Dau estate, is
from the 'tougher' part of Bonnes-Mares in Morey-St. Denis, and not from
Chambolle-Musigny where most of the vineyard lies.
COLOR: Very dark full red color almost all the way to the rim. Then a drastic
NOSE: Very forward and pronounced fresh red fruit, engulfed by the most
delicate 'Bourgogne Nose'. Some maturity on the nose, but no signs of the
'sweet' bouquet associated with old (B).
TASTE: Fruit is carried on to the palate. Very youthful and vigorous attack
that may confuse one to believe this is a young wine. Smooth and velvety
elements together with some rough edges that still need time to round. A
delicious wine that extraordinarily complemented the food.
LENGTH: Extremely long but monotonous aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied and extremely well-balanced wine. Not a teenage
anymore but far from being fully mature. Tannins still abound, fruit, wood,
alcohol and acidity - all in abundance. The elements are very distinguishable,
another sign that this wine have not yet reached the 'harmonized' state where
you can't tell one thing from the other.
OVERALL: A superb+ wine, that will no doubt will become extraordinary in a
few years. The bottle I had ten months ago seemed, at the time, more mature
and developed. I doubt this is really the case, but that is what I conclude
from reading my old TN.
MARK: 18+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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