Saturday 2 January 2016

Then & Now - 1976 & 2013 Santenay, Louis Jadot

The 1976 came in a mixed case bought a while back and the 2013 was bought from the state monopoly recently. Both worked well with grilled chicken fillets, pasta and a spinach, bacon and cream sauce.

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)

2013 Santenay Clos de Malte, Louis Jadot
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)


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