Friday, February 14, 2014

Great 2010 Jadot!

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2010 Jadot Chateau des Jacques Clos du Grand Carquelin Moulin a Vent...$27.99
The high quartzite content that geologically links Chateau des Jacques’s 2010 Moulin-a-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin with their Chenas En Papolet seems evident also in a prominent, mouthwatering salinity and a sense of lift and sappy brightness of red currant and red raspberry. Those looking for geological signs might associate the iron- and manganese-rich characteristic for Moulin-a-Vent in general with the deep beef marrow, meat-stock richness that underlies this Carquelin and supplies a dynamic, yet somehow by no means discordant, counterpoint to the wine’s sharply-focused red fruits. As with the corresponding Champs de Cour, tannin is very fine and in the background, and the texture is almost silken. Hints of lanolin and brown spices from barrel are discreet and well-integrated. This should be worth following for half a dozen or more years. (The 2009 performed this June at the upper end of my issue 190 projection, displaying an even more striking, shimmering mineral savor.)
Rated 91-92/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Jadot Chateau des Jacques Cote du Py Morgon...$28.99
The Chateau des Jacques 2010 Morgon Cote de Py is yet another of its vintage collection to well outperform my Issue 196 projections and thus merit a newly minted tasting note. Salty, smoky and stony accents to ripe, tart-edged purple plum inform a performance combining richness with levity, animation, refreshment, and above all a refinement of tannin not evidenced when I tasted it from cask. This long-finishing beauty should be savored through 2017.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

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