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Moderate wood influence is not enough to block the spiced plum and dark berry fruit aromas that also carry whiffs of warm earth and a hint of smoke that precedes the concentrated, serious and mouth coating flavors that possess ample dry extract as well as a mild tanginess that appears to be CO related and shouldn't compromise the aging potential.
The Jadot 2008 Clos St.-Denis impresses above all for its multifarious intimations of things mineral – among these, crushed stone and iodine – allied to a rich, almost thick, and impressively velvety palate, though one with evident underlying structure of refined tannins. At the same time, the upwelling of ripe dark berries here is impressive as well, and the finishing call-and-response of these with mineral facets is beautifully and dynamically resonant. Sadly, there are just three barrels of this old-vines wine that ought to be worth following for 15-20 years.
(these vines are 80+ years old) Deep ruby-red. Captivating nose combines black raspberry, mocha, brown spices and crushed stone; a real essence of this vineyard. Then pliant, sexy and plush on the palate, with an almost liqueur-like sweetness and impressive volume. Conveys an impression of low acidity but minerality gives the wine energy. There's a creamy, tiny-cluster quality here that is perfectly suited to the style of this vintage.