Dark as befits the vintage. Rich and oaky for a Pinot. Orange peel and resin aromas. Depth of fruit on the palate with poppies and licorice. Rather like a top notch Californian Pinot Noir. The oak is a bit heavy but there is plenty of flesh so I am waiting for another 5 years for my next one.
Garnet core with ruby edge; pretty nose, flavor reminded me of sucking on a nickel; palate is complex with cranberry, sour cherry , slight confected fruit, iron, sauvage, good Gevrey richness; mouthfilling and very satisfying. You definitely get the old vine complexity in this bottle compared to the regular village bottling.
Ripe, but not at all overripe. This has a really nice freshness for 2009 and it's really well balanced also. Smooth texture. Rich and deep for a villages and a true Gevrey in its aromatic profile. A long aftertaste. Great still on the second day, but didn't quite make it to the third.
(Drank at Vin Rouge in Durham) Outstanding Burgundy. Ruby Color. Dark fruit on the nose with small hint of spice and minerals. Silky texture on the palate. Ripe fruit initially with underlying mocha and hint of spice. Moderately long finish, Despite its youth drinking very well with nicely integrated tannins.
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