ok...opened first bottle and agreed with many other tasting notes; dried out, dusty, kinda like an old amarone that had lost its hold on life... so i corked the bottle after only pouring a half a glass and was determined to return the entire case. three days go by and i need a red wine to cook with. i thought this wine wouldn't be bad to cook with, but to be sure i poured a splash in a glass and drank it...and WOW. the difference was profound. this wine had taken on some body, a light richness, some sweet tannins, and dark stone fruit, with black cherry notes, and it was sooooo smooth!!! I couldn't, and didn't stop sharing this story with friends until the bottle was finished. So give this one a chance. It's fairly cheap, and worth either cellaring, or decanting for a...day? 2 days? have fun with it regardless
The balance is still near-perfect, the richess of the wine really comes through in the mid-palate, but the minerality is beginning to fade into the background. We feel that this wine is at its peak now. But if you like rich, creamy chablis, with minerality and acid as a subtle background feature instead of upfront, give this one a few more years (2-4 years) and you will be rewarded. Otherwise enjoy now!