Ruby and very primary looking. A touch of brett here. Light with a coating of wood. Snappy, tart cherry and terrific acidity. Nothing too juicy or overripe about it. Excellent yet nowhere near peak yet.
Dark red to rim. Cherry/red fruits, meaty/earthy nose, medium body with flavors following the nose, great balance between with fresh cherry fruit and minerally acidity, medium-long finish. Intensity of nose and paste increase after open for 2hours. Very consistent with last bottle. Outstanding.
Opened for Christmas dinner, and showed better than I would have expected. It's still quite tight, but does unfold with air. It's not nearly as brooding as it once was, and even has elements of delicacy. There is still quite a lot of deep red fruit, so further cellaring should not be an issue. This was a good showing, but I think a couple more years will be beneficial.
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(Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques) Very dark ruby color; reduction, toasty oak nose; tight, shut down, tart berry, currant, oak, toast palate; needs 3-4 years; medium finish 86+ points (9,000 vines per hectare, vines aged 30 to 60-years-old; no carbonic maceration; 20-40% stem inclusion; 2-5 day cold soak, then 20-30 day fermentation with ambient yeast; 40% aged in barriques, some new, for 12 mos.)
(Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques) Group's #8 (my #8) – 64 pts.; 0, 0, 1, 4 - medium dark ruby color; roasted red fruit, brett, tart currant, oak nose; tart berry, plum, black cherry, smoke, oak palate with tangy, firm, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish
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