Seems to be either shutting down a touch or thinning out - not sure which. There is a lot of quality here so my guess is that this bottle is just in a cranky phase - HOWEVER - it still has the something-from-nothing aroma of uber-light cherried-fruit and whispy elegance. In a world where everything is turned up to 11 this is turning the dial down to 3 and getting back much more in return.
Parfymert, nesten floral. Fullmoden og rustrød. Tørkede bringebær med brunmineralsk og lang finish. Om man skal trekke må det bli for konsentrasjonen. Men hadde den hatt mer ville den ikke vært like deilig nå.
This is ROCKING right now - this has that Something-From-Nothing vibe going on, with the translucent liquid powering out some incredible aromas - BOOF. There are some cherries and some sweet-black fruit aromas - really treading a nice line between elegant and feral-funky-sweet-decaying nose. There is still quite a bit of fat on the bones here but it is all relative - the frame feels as though this should be feather light and dancing on the tongue. It must may get there - this is superb. 2007s are really clicking into place.
Looking at my note from 2013 - this showed very similarly tonight. Drinking well with a couple of hours of air. Red fruited, transparent, elegant and mineral. Very 2008 on the palate. Hold or drink with a good decant. 91-92+
The story thus far with this wine is to leave it in a decanter for an hour before touching it. Straight out of the bottle this is lean and tight but later flourishes into an array of feral elements, with mushrooms, red fruit, dry soil spinning out of the glass. A beautiful colour...you won't see many clearer wines. With time this will be one stinky and earthy animal.
Only Burgundy can really make wines like this, in my experience. Super lightweight, crystal clear but with finely woven aromas and tastes that deliver something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Evolving very well - this takes some time to open up. Very clear and transluscent with delicate, whispy aromas of dry soil, cherries, a bit of mushroom. Fine boned, elegant. Drinking well, but will keep for years.
Good stuff here. Transparent and red fruited in the vein of most 2008s, but with the softer approachable acids of the 2007 vintage. Mineral and earthy, this is very interesting and satisfying from the first to last sip. More Vosne than NSG, but no complaints here.
Vineyard Gate: 2007 Burgundy, Montille and Chandon de Briailles (Millbrae, CA): A virtual powerhouse considering its from the 2007 vintage. Rich red fruit nose--though a bit monolithic--that carries through into a lush, fairly ripe red fruit palate. Quite accessible at this stage, and still refined for all its opulence. It drinks well now, but will no doubt age for at least fifteen years.