Purchased from a retailer south of Auckland and hand-carried back. I think this bottle was lightly corked; every other sip seemed to suggest it, although it wasn't consistent enough for anyone to pronounce the wine DOA. There were six gulps that were lovely - pure, smoky, with just enough energy left to make you sit up and take notice. Worth the relative pittance paid for the experiment.
After mainlining the 2011 B-V while in Paris last summer, I was pleased to come across this at Chambers. There was a lot of reduction at first - probably two hours of poopy diapers and not a lot else. But all of a sudden it was gone and out comes a sunny, pretty wine with nice depth. Superb with snails and garlic butter.
Found this gem on the list at a yakatori bar in Wellington, NZ on New Year's Eve. Quite inappropriate for the occasion - delicious, for sure, but pretty intellectual. Kind of like the kid who comes to your New Year's party and spends the night in the corner perusing your bookshelf. Would have been better served with a dose of introspection on New Year's Day.