A friend once used the word 'polished' to describe Jadot and I get that here. This is an excellent Burgundy, but just missing a little of the laciness, a little of the lightness, that you get with the great Chambolle bottling.
Tasted along side Jadot's '99 Gevrey Chambertin Estournel St Jacques, both wines reflected their respective terroir. The Chambolle- Musigny, delicate and understated, opened with an expressive Pinot nose, followed by mature fruit on the palate. Fruit fades somewhat in the glass, detracting slightly from the experience. Might have rated higher had it not been compared with the Gevrey Chambertin which was a more fruit driven wine. Drink now. Will hold a while, but do not expect positive evolution.
Finally a couple of 99s that are opening up. Very fragrant Burgundian nose that's wide open. Light and airy with darker fruit flavors. The tannins and oak are fully integrated. The mid palate trails off a bit but otherwise a nice amoureuses.
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