Sunday, August 15, 2010 - Light, orange color, seems initially to be a bit struck by age. Nose restrained, but reveals notes of autumn leaves, horse, underbrush, assorted red berries, raw mushroom and a hint of nuts. Palate, definitely more fat and full-bodied compared to the RSV. Wow, the finish, powerful and very long with a lingering aftertaste of ground cumin and candied tangerine peel. After 2 hours. Tons of flavours start to develop in every direction: Notes of wild boar, celery, dried porcini, underbrush, candied citrus fruits, hazel nuts, strawberries and cool mint.
Would be a perfect match with wood pigeon and wild porcini mushrooms. After 4 hours. Exact same development as the RSV. The wine has now finally come together regarding the fruit, and has completely let go of the initial signs of age as we often see with older, fine Burgundies that initially seems age struck but after 3-4 hours start to shine like you would never have imagined. Nose dominated by fat red berries, chocolate, tangerine, sea shells, cool mint and pronounced hazel nuts. This wine is singing now without loosing its profoundness and undefinable DRC quality. Bravo!