My opinion is the bottle was very mildly corked. Upon opening there's the mustiness that caused some concern.. but a lot of that blew off but there's an underlining 'wet cardboard' feel that never fully went away.
The fruit is entirely stripped. Tannins resolved, but i don't think this was a good bottle unfortunately..
on the pop n pour i tasted a bit of oak and this seemed to have some very nice acid and thought it would round out and the fruit would come forward with a couple hours in decanter, interestingly it went the other way and become slightly more dry, more acidic and fruit stayed level or even faded a bit, oak on the palate went away too… i've seen bottle variation in this wine, interestingly my friend - who self-id'd as a carneros fan - liked it better than the Chave St Joseph '07 we had alongside… proves you never know
score is for night one, decent nose, as someone else said this bad brambly dark fruit and hefty acidity (night one)… very nice drink but not captivating or anything, on night two it had dried out a little and the fruit was a shadow of its former self… strange in that - from my prior notes - this batch i bought is very inconsistent
Dark fruit and earthy aromas. Primary. Rich and powerful on the palate that tastes young. Brambly dark fruit. Finishes with a meaty and wild side. Very good for '95. Excellent wine that is beginning to show. Jadot and CSJ=win!
not great, my second bottle of this and i'm worried the whole six pack will be underwhelming, this had thin to no fruit and tasted somewhat dried out / astringent… not dead and "pour down the drain" but not easy to enjoy
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(Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques) Light medium red color; reticent, vaguely savory nose; tight, very tart red fruit with high acidity and good grip but still needs time; medium finish 90+ pts.
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