Kind of faded by comparison to other tastings. Muted blueberry, plum, fig, roasted meat, menthol, lichen, clay, and a powerful and deep aftertaste of unami (see weed) is what you experience here. Very well integrated and now mature.
The fruit has become more muted over the last few years, as the wine has entered into maturity. Nose is throwing up camphor, clay, and a slight herbal scent. Palate of muted blueberry, black cherry, plum, clay, bay leaf, black liquorice. Noticeable tannins on mid and back end, and bit of heat from the alcohol. Somewhat modern still in expression, but not really a powerhouse as some over-enthusiastic wine critics from New Jersey might hyperbolically rant for drama's sake. ;-)
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(CHATEAU LE GAY) #1; COLOR-great; NOSE-loaded w/ real cinnamon stick flavors, lots of coffee & mocha, very intriguing; TASTE-explosive on the palate, enormous amount of sour cherry, great rigid structure all the way through, phenomenal grip, this OWNS your palate, earthy flavors, well-balanced, flavors that go on for days, extremely long finish, young, but drinking beautifully now, firm tannins & a bite on the finish, the 30-40 year potential is shocking & exciting, I'm BLOWN away by this wine; RP-91-94; GV-94
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