Louis Jadot Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 2006
WA92: Had I been told that the Jadot 2006 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots was a Richebourg, I believe I'd have said "it’s a good one." This is a meaty wine in both the sense that its flavors are carnal, and that it gives you a mouthful of flavor and structure to chew on. And beyond the animal elements here are a strong, rich cassis and blackberry fruit concentration, brown spices, and peaty, iodine-like, mineral notes. This is big-boned and explicitly solid wine, with a real tongue-tingling torrent of a finish, making it quite a contrast with the corresponding Beaux Monts, a wine very much in the elegant, buoyant mode common in this vintage, and with more mystery to its animal and mineral dimensions. I suspect this will be worth following for at least a decade.