Tasted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by petitblanc with 374 views
Great balance. Brioche, citrus, judicious sweetness, fine mouthfeel, very long. The pinot noir speaks quite strongly here, but there is just enough chardonnay zing to keep this fresh.
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Very light, almost watery, but exceptionally nicely balanced, with faint melon and citrus complexity.
Lots of very toasty oak, with an almost reductive funkiness that leaves this just a bit flat.
Almost honey in color. Oily, flabby, oxidized in profile. No score.
Very bright fruit, with a mineral edge, just a bit thin and hot. Drink in the short term.
Ripe, warm, surprisingly primary but not unpleasant to sip. Drink now or hold several more years.
A blast of Brussels sprout on the nose, earthy and green on the palate. This is either going over the hill or a slightly off bottle. Not scored.
This bottle showed more green than previously, with a lick of harsh tannins. No score.
A very pleasant Bordeaux for its price, not special, but fruity and showing a bit of terroir. Drink now or hold.
The greenish funk was a bit much for me. Not scored.
Nice peppery heat, sweet, fresh and creamy. I would hold this 4-8 years.
Much lighter than expected, almost thin, but the profile is bright and ripe. Not scored.
Leathery and horsey, going almost tertiary now, but still balanced and drinkable. Not scored.
Simple ripe fruit, but finely balanced. Not scored.
No notes taken, this was showing extremely well, promising an excellent life ahead. Not scored, but probably my WOTN.
All the qualities of a pleasant, aged Bordeaux. I would drink this relatively soon.
Showing very young and fresh, although also a bit thin. Not sure where this will go. Not scored.
Botrytis and quince, incredibly sweet, just enough acidity. Not scored.
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