Alluring scents of ripe purple plum, black currant, clove, and star anise mark Jadot’s 2005 Vosne-Romanee Beaux Monts. Smoked and roasted meat flavors ally themselves to dark fruits and exotic spices on the palate, with subtle hints of caramel and vanilla from the oak accenting rather than intruding. This displays a warmer, more obviously rich and opulent character than many young 2005 Vosnes and than nearly any other 2005s from Jadot. Deep, fat folds of fruit persist with spices and low-toned roasted meat into an imposingly long, sumptuous finish. One could enjoy this soon if it does not close up, but it certainly has the concentration and potential to reward at least five years’ patience.
This is very Vosne on the nose with an expansively spicy and expressive black fruit nose that complements perfectly the rich, full and sweet medium-bodied flavors that are lush and suave on the round, powerful and intense finish that displays impressive length on the mineral suffused finish. A really fine effort that should repay at least a decade of cellaring.
Good ruby-red. Very ripe but brooding aromas of dark berries, bitter chocolate and licorice, with a minty, medicinal element. Dense, sweet and suave, with an enticing, subtle sweetness, good lift and a layered texture. Finishes with chewy tannins and excellent length. (By the way, Lardiere is high on the 2004 version of this bottling.)
Relatively pale. Energetic red fruit flavours. Real energy here. A very good wine considering this is bought in fruit. Great zesty neat finish.