Chambertin Clos de Beze 1989 L. Jadot
12/97. Acquired from Beaune May-94 for $64 (imported for $85 net).
Feeling experimental, I took this bottle to a great seafood(!) restaurant in
Tel-Aviv. Yes! This famous red wine accompanied the main course of giant shrimps,
pan-fried in their shells with za'atar-butter sauce. Yummy!
COLOR: Medium brick-red, noticeable clearing towards the rim.
NOSE: Excellent aromas of fresh cherries and cassis, beautifully balanced by soft
yet full-of-presence 'Bourgogne Nose'. About mid-way between young and fully mature
TASTE: Concentrated though initially a bit closed and less charming on the palate
than on the nose. With time however, the wine opened up to show more fruit and
'winyness' together with elegance and good grip. None of us (4 people) had any
problem whatsoever with having a superb red (B) with together with the rich shrimps
LENGTH: Medium-long aftertaste marked by good acidity and zest.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied wine. Not in the least 'heavy' but good structure and
plenty of stuffing. Soft (though discernible) tannins and good acidity. Very well
OVERALL: Superb wine, from Jadot's own domaine (ex Clair-Dau). In its mid-life now.
Having some aspects of both young and mature (B).
MARK: 18/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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