HDH auction tasting at Tru; 5/13/2016-5/14/2016 (Chicago, IL): This is much less cranky than the 2005 Mugnier Chambolle we had yesterday. Despite the reputation of the vintage, this seems to be surprisingly accessible. There is a lovely light red-fruitedness to it, as well as amazing fresh acidity. The palate, perhaps, is a little bit tight still, although the tannins are reasonably resolved. Very enjoyable Burgundy.
The nose wasn't as powerful as I remembered the last bottle being.Still plenty of red fruit highlighted by red berries. The fading nose highlighted was has been described before as a tart finish. The finish is a bit all over place and leaves one wanting more. Overall, though mostly the nose, still makes it a very enjoyable wine.
Great nose, undifferentiated palate. Nose of spices (nutmeg, allspice), mulled red fruits and dark dry earth. Background notes of smoke. Nose faded somewhat over time (bottle consumed over two hours). Did not pair particularly well with roast chicken; the palate did not stand up to the herbs in the dish.
Nowhere near ready for primetime, this. And I knew that going in, but gave it a shot anyway. As others have noted, the aromatics far outclass the palate at this stage. Former is great; very true to the NSG mojo. Off-balance on the palate, particularly on the finish. Initial attack is generally good throughout, but finish is similarly disjointed throughout -- running the gamut of tart, sour, tannic, and just plain blunted and harsh. No doubt this will be better 3-5 years out. Will it ever find the balance? Questionable.