Tasted double blind. Ripe and lush black fruit aromas with a trace of eucalyptus also on nose. Same super-concentrated black fruit on the palate with a moderate degree of structure. While I could see others liking this wine, it's not even close to my style.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Black fruit and lots of spice on the nose. Both red and black fruit on palate with same dense, meaty spice on palate. Comes across as quite ripe but without much acidity. Drinking nicely now, most likely close to its peak. I brought this to a blind tasting, and nobody guessed 2004 Burgundy; guesses were mostly around 2002 and 2003.
Tasted double blind. Dark fruit on the nose with some good background spice and earthy aromas. Lean black fruit from the start through the middle, then lots of structure also with good earthy elements and some interesting and charming funk. Finishes with good spice and lean black fruit again. Others liked this much more than I did today.
Tasted double blind. Red and black fruit on nose and palate. Very balanced from start-to-finish gave this a very classic, Left Bank Bordeaux-like feeling. Some earthy character just starting to emerge, perhaps that will give this wine some more nuance.
Tasted double blind. It's rarely this easy to identify so much about a wine tasted blind, but this was the perfect Côte-Rôtie stereotype. Black pepper and black fruit on the nose. Dense fruit flavors with god lush fat to start, then lots of tannic and acidic structure and a very long, powerful finish. This wine has a long life ahead of it.
France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
Tasted double blind. Incredibly ripe black currant and plum with lots of espresso and oak on nose, giving it a rather New World character to start. Lush black fruit on palate with some good background spice. Big tannins on finish.