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  • 2009 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis

    Much better showing than last year. Drunk over 2 nights. Strong raspberry and strawberry sweet nose. Darker cherry on the palate with some earthiness and a hint of coffee. Much fuller texture than I remember. Silky from the vintage. Darker profile on the nose on day 2 - Autumn leaves and spicy red / black cherry fruit. Slightly short finish. Like it v. much. Drinking well from now. Based on day 2 not sure it has the acidity to last much beyond the medium term - 5+ years

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  • 2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

    1 hour's air in the glass. Darker and more intense nose than I remember from a few months ago - leather, coffee and truffle. Rich, fleshy blueberry and damson palate. Slightly sweet. Warmth from alcohol. Long finish. A really great vintage for this wine. Drinking well now but will improve and last the decade.

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  • 2004 Château Latour Grand Vin

    2 hour decant. From memory. Beautiful, and beautifully made wine: powerful, cedar and blackcurrant driven nose. Palate rich but dry, intense, dark - incredible concentration for the vintage - leather and forest as well as iron / mineral element. Balance was remarkable - everything exactly as it should be. We tried the 04 Lalande alongside - a success for the vintage too - but, even allowing for the different style, it didn't come close. I am scoring even though it seems pointless: playing in a different league. As great a wine experience as I have had.

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