*Outstanding* An airy, pure and refined red berry fruit nose that is cooler and more distinctive with powerful and almost painfully intense flavors that are big and robust yet sleek and focused and despite the size, muscular structure and weight, this remains balanced and poised. I really like the underlying material here and while patience will definitely be required, it should be worth the wait.
Good medium red. Highly nuanced nose combines red fruits, tobacco, leather, dried flowers and Asian spices. At once dense and fine-grained, with considerable depth and power. Opens out impressively on the back half, finishing with considerable tannic support and a kick of raspberry and spice flavor. This is stuffed with fruit. (ST)
The Jadot 2005 Pommard Rugiens offers aromatic notes of tart blackberry, pungent wood smoke and hints of vanilla and caramel from new wood. Once again we have a Pommard of formidable intensity but for now at least, it is a little lacking in charm. The finish is long on smoke, stones and minerals, but tart fresh berry, bitter herbs and pungent spices also put in strong showings. Jacques Lardiere has once again presided over a collection for the most part not intended to flatter in its youth, but rather to achieve an eventual balance of fruit acidity with (in this instance frequently quite prominent) tannin. Prolonged post-fermentative extraction promoted a formidably-structured group of wines, which Lardiere expressed no hurry about bottling. (DS)
Healthy crimson. Very concentrated, bright fruit with a hint of moss. Direct attack with very clearly delineated tannins. Chewy finish but utterly correct. Should make admirable old bones. (17.5+/20 points)
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