A glorious and educational tasting of Swiss wines (Bern, Switzerland): Dusky and concentrated, Kistler-esque by comparison. This was pretty clearly the ringer. Black pepper and cola. Oaked and tannic. Somewhat heavy. It is interesting with a nice sweet and sour aspect, but it comes off as quite heavy handed and overdone relative to some of the other more elegant wines.
Lovely fruit and not much more at first, other than vanilla-oak. But there is more here, and it shows over a few hours. The wine never achieves a whole lot of complexity, but it tastes good, and shows some earthy and mineral character. Not a lot that says Gevrey either though. Tasty and satisfying wine, but doesn't capture what is exciting about Burgundy, to me - doesn;t have anything to say, really. And let's remember that it costs almost $50 - there are world class wines one can purchase for that price. A reminder to me that there just aren't many villages Burgundy wines that are worth the cost.
Pretty Oaky but there is some fairly decent fruit lurking underneath and hopefully the wine will integrate with some age. An enjoyable drink which needs food, there is decent structure here, and tannin. Interestingly, I keep hearing a lot about how approachable the 2006's are, but I haven't had one yet. In any event, this wine will require 4-6 years of cellaring to really get an accurate read on where it is heading. I wouldn't worry too much about it not making it that far.