2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Community Tasting Note


Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 1st night: The nose is marred by some reduction/so2 that blew off a bit, but is really distracting. Crystalline fruits and florals but something seems off. Needs years.

2nd night (with argon): This is a completely different wine. Fooled my wife, who is a novice burgundy snob, into thinking this was a good grand cru. Nose is still a touch hot/acetonish, but I think it will integrate. Otherwise, scents of white flowers and crushed liquid rocks, deeply pitched and sappy dark red fruits. Very chabolle like in the mouth with plenty of weight. Silky mouthfeel, dark tautly strung fruits, dense long finsh with fine tannins and the sense of rose water that lingers for minutes. Tons of depth, everything is there, this is just hyper young and primary. If anything, maybe lacking a touch of precision, but this is a terroir lovers dream. Mea culpa for the first night's doubt, this is quite profound.

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