Another pre-moxed '04 Les Clos. So bad that we poured it out. This was the last of a case, with 9 seriously pre-moxed. Several '02s and '05s as well. Once I get through my '08s, I plan never to taste another Fevre.
Notwithstanding reviews over the past several years regarding the bricking and likely early maturity of this wine, this bottle was decidedly, and surprisingly, not in decline. The nose was sharp and spicy, opening considerably over the next 1-2 hours. It is light-medium bodied, with a vibrant structure; flavors of spice and a touch of orange peel, along with some pungent cherry. This needs at least an hour of air time. Paired beautifully with a sautéed chicken breast with mushroom/rosemary sauce.