Not that expressive on the nose, showing some red berry fruit and forest floor. Light to medium bodied with medium+ acidity. Tart black fruit, savory earth, autumn leaves and iron/rust. Showing more age than I expected. In a good place, I'm going to drink my remaining bottles over the next year or two. Paired nicely with escarole and white bean soup and ginger soy marinated pork tenderloin.
My second bottle (the 1st was premoxed, with overwhelming heavy prune flavours). On opening. Nose - not much fruit. Some barnyard, which added interest. Palate - Similar to nose. Fresh, with some tannin. Prune notes develop as it sits on the glass. Interesting, but not good. Day 2 - similar, but prune notes have developed in bottle. These prune notes will become heavier with time, as evidenced by bottle one. Not a bottle for the cellar. Will try another vintage.
Substantive prune notes (overwhelmed the pinot fruit) not expected in a 2001. The good folks at Provisions Fine Wine are crediting me for the bottle and welcome my feedback on the other 2 bottles I bought from them. Stay tuned.
This doesn't hit me all that well intially, but it began to grow on me. My pal there Decatur below seems to have nailed the note within how the wine lines up. Soil, the wet leaf, there is a sappy sweetness to the cherry, solid but not much more. There is some finishing tartness that may leave more room for the wine to age so I'd say drink and enjoy now. I'm taking the wine to dinner and if it evolves further with air (been open about 90 mins), I will update my note.
Showing a bit of orange around the rim. Fairly shy nose - but still inviting. A little low in acid, juicy and delicious. The bottle disappeared at a rate usually seem by cru beaujolais in this household. Really enjoyable, but probably not going to improve.
Best bottle of the three tried so far. Pretty expressive nose, red raspberry and a little wet leaf. Nice sap in the mid palate, and sweet fruit balanced by tangy acidity. Decent length. Very enjoyable, and in a good spot to drink at the moment.
Mostly red fruited, a little forest floor, some tannin left and nicely balanced. Good Burgundy without make up. I agree with the monolithic note below, this is good and pleasant to drink, but not a wow at the moment.
Nose of wet earth, decaying leaves, tart cherry. Palate is sappy red fruit upfront, slight saline notes, and tart cherry. Somewhat angular, never really fleshes out. Good, not great, but I'm happy with it overall.
Opens piney and sweet strawberry sappy. Whole cluster in a bit candied manner. With air more irony earth notes come out and the fruit becomes a bit more serious. The tannins show a great fine grained, irony finesse but I'm not sure the fruit and terroir will ever be a match for the still prominent stems. Good, certainly and will check in in 5 years.
Initially mute and stiff. Decanted about 40 minutes, giving fresh, youthful, taught, nervous pinot flavors and textures with a heavenly, intense strawberry aroma. Quite pleasant to drink, but would expect a fair amount of development still to come with more time. Pale-colored. A red burgundy of elegance and finesse, with ample character. My first CdB; could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Beautifully developed nose of wet earth, framboise and sour cherry. On the palate it is dense, crisp pure and very dry. It is overall nicely balanced and probably in need of at least another 5 years in the bottle for it to round out and sweeten up to match the aromatics. A wine for Burgundy lovers that appreciate purity and elegance and are willing to be patient.
Pleasant to drink, though not particularly interesting - it's a little monotonic, starting out with cherry fruit and savoury earthy elements, but not much more going on and the first sip tasting pretty much the same as the last. It's nicely balanced, restrained and light on its feet, but rather unremarkable.
Great aged Burgundy with plenty of life left, in fact, this was rather tight on pop n pour. Intriguing citrus aromas waft from the glass and mingle with earth notes - slightly tight on the palate and this bottle was guzzled down by friends too quickly to analyze it, but it's medium weight and in need of 3-5 more years I'd guess.
Had this on new years.... Really disappointing. ok cherry nose....barely any earth, spice or other interesting flavors. Sour and acidic (overly acidic)....no balance. What am I missing with this wine...normally I trust places like Astor wines and Appellation wine (who both sell this one).