87 Points

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Singapore Chapitre de la St Hubert (The Lighthouse, Fullerton Hotel): After a string of surprsingly good 2003 Burgs, this was close to a disaster to my tastes - a mishapened creature of a Frakenstein vintage. There was little sign of this on the nose - just a rather elevated sweetness level in its red cherry fruit. Otherwise, pretty normal, with earth, meat and smoke notes. The palate was rather displeasing though. Lots of toasted notes, sticky cherries, agressive 2003 tannins, jammy sweetness. All a bit bit clumsy and stodgy, almost flat in its lack of acidity. Very new wordly on the finish, with chewy tannins, lots of toasty spice and a rather diffused, loosely knit structure. I can how this could really please palates that prefer say ripe Californian pinots - but I did not like it one bit.

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