Louis Jadot Grands Echezeaux Gran Cru 2009
The first thing I notice about this wine is the level of restraint in the flavour profile when you compare it to the Aussie versions. The wine starts out with a little spice and morello cherries before a touch of warm earth cuts in. What I couldn't look past was the way the wine expanded in my mouth, both with flavours but mostly with a huge tannin backbone that was perfectly balanced with the wine and the world. There were no holes in the way the wine experience smothered my tongue, it was just pure bliss.
Drink: 2020 - 2040
Importer: Red + White