Gevrey - Clos St. Jacques 1990 L. Jadot
Bought in auction May-96 for $62 (imported from Chicago for $72 net).
This 'super second' 1er Cru from Jadot's own domaine and from the
illustrious 1990 vintage accompanied Friday dinner for two. Dinner
consisted of veal pate, bacon-wrapped pork filet accompanied by creamed
mushrooms, cheese, ice cream.
COLOR: Very dark red (comparatively), with some thin clearing around the
rim. Prominent "legs" attest to the high level of glycerol.
NOSE: Deep, concentrated red-fruit aroma. Almost non-existent 'Bourgogne
Nose'. The nose reminds one of a Rhone wine much more than it does a (B).
This, I have found by now, is so typical to the excellent-but-untypical
1990 vintage. The nose is great, complex and rich, and but still not
TASTE: Full, dense, fruity, voluptuous and expensive. A 'big' wine on the
palate. Extremely tasty and multi-layered. Again, not a classic great (B),
but a magnificent wine nevertheless. Still young and not totally yielding.
Fruit, alcohol, acidity and tannins - all abound but not yet fully
integrated in the mouth.
LENGTH: Very long and tasty aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: As 'manly' as a great (B) can get. Not a blockbuster
monster, but neither a delicate fragile wine. Excellent breed and elegance
serves as the backbone for a grandiose wine that will get even better in
years to come.
OVERALL: Superb+! The best 'young' Clos St. Jacques one can hope for. In a
few years this wine will surely turn into an extraordinary nectar.
MARK: 18+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.