Domaine Louis Jadot, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 1997

Jadot Clos Vougeot 1997 #1

Fullish ruby, stained in magenta still.  Meaty, succulent nose: forest black raspberry and black cherry, animal fur, nettle.  Spicy toasted.  Muscular in the mouth: galvanic, concentrated, brambly fruit.  Full weight.  Ripe, feral tannin.  Impressive structure with noteworthy depth for a ’97.  Give Jadot a high-five for navigating the difficult, downright bizarre conditions that marked the ’97 vintage.  An excellent result and will last much longer than most ’97 grand crus.  Now – 2017+.

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