1976 Santenay, Louis Jadot
The cork was loose and fell into the bottle but the loose cork didn´t seem to have had any impact on the wine. It needs some time to unfold in the glass, but when it does it displays aromas of damp forest floor, dried strawberries, mushrooms, stale Coca-Cola, cigar smoke and some stables in the distance. Fully mature but has kept very well. Very good.
The taste is ripe, mature and dry with notes of dried strawberries, wood smoke, undergrowth, dry liquorice and dried herbs. Has a Pommard-like sturdiness in the finish. Long and vigorous. On
Jadot´s website, they write - "The wines of Santenay will mature slowly. They are powerful and well constituted". Judging from this bottle, I can only agree.
87p (tasted 2016/01)
Clos de Malte is a Jadot Monopole, that is 7 ha big. The nose is young, lively and fresh with notes of lingonberries, thyme, minerals, dry liquorice and violets. A tiny hint of chocolate. Very, very good. Evolves slowly throughout the evening. This is fine.
The taste is young and sprightly with a fine mix of blue- and lingonberries and additional notes of liquorice, warm tiles, earth, thyme and parsnips. The finish is long, finely tuned and very promising. This will surely evolve into something beautiful. Gotta get me more.
91p (tasted 2016/01)