Another lovely bottle. A green-tinged mid straw. Fresh and youthful on the nose, and similar on the palate. Starting to relax a little, but still quite limey, tight and mineral. Decent weight and length. ****
Pale lime green. Quite a mineral, zesty nose. Texturally rich and fat, really quite viscous in the mouth, good minerality and lime fruit. Drunk over two evenings this showed little evolution. Good, but perhaps lacking a little of the concentration and note rest of previous bottles. ***1/2
Impressive nose - honey and citrus. The wine was allowed to breath and warm up in the glass for half an hour. It looks like it needs a full hour to wake up. Very good+. I've had better at this price range.
Pale green. Fresh, minerally nose, more taut and less flamboyant than the previous bottle of this started. Chalky minerality, premier cru weight/viscosity, good limey fruit with depth. No deterioration over three days. Youthful and vibrant, promising more to come. ***(*)
Dinner party at our house with Dave and Beth. see prior notes, mostly the same, this bottle seemed a little more acidic. Drank next to an 07 Peter Michael Carriere to compare burgundy with Calif Chards.
With a Tuscan Swordfish over sushi rice - made as an experiment...the crowd was pleased...
Jadot is very reliable, in my experience. This one is a Classic CM. Creamy lime-citrus, vanilla, mild oak. Its big white, wouldn't be mistaken for a Calif style with its secondary minerality, but would please fans of that style. Fat and rounded, great pairing with flavorful food. Wine did open in the glass over two hours we drank it - if you have time and patience for a decant it may be worth it. Excellent wine.
JadotFest 2013 (Harwood Arms, London): Quite nicely open on the nose with some creamy lime fruit and a touch of vanilla. Quite fat and rounded. Creamy through the md-palate, some minerality and persistence, but also a roundness and openness. That said, there is a nicely tart bite through the finish if you suck and look for it. As it opens up it starts to show this more with a nicely chalky minerality and more bite. Lovely. ****
Seemed a bit blowsier than previous bottles, the chardonnay tending towards the sickly, the oak less toasty. This was true of both bottles. But harder to do these wines justice at a normal non-wino dinner party like tonight's.
Pale straw. Quite a lifted, tropical fruit and stoney, white floral nose with a touch of vanilla. Nicely mineral with good, slightly chalky, grip, floral notes and good line and cut. Showing very well and currently veering a little more perhaps toward Puligny elegance. This is lovely. ****