A serious nose of red currant, earth, spice and underbrush. Another classic Gevrey nose but on a bigger scale than the Bernstein Village tasted at the same tasting. And serious, Grand Cru concentration, fruit weight and richness on the palate, with a length and layers of flavour not present in the 1ers. On the day, more open textured and approachable than the Damoy Clos de Beze 2010. 93. Good QPR for this quality and again sold out at the tasting.
Drouhin Laroze, M. Ilan, old Sauternes & Ports (JV's): Light ruby in color. The nose is nice and complex. Cherries, some dry earth. On the palate, this is layered tightly but evolves in the glass. Cherries and some funk. Someone said feminine, but it was to me, just not as exuberant. I think this is headed somewhere nice, but quite good today.
Medium to lighter red. Gorgeous mixture of subdued red fruit and earth. Same weight as the Giroud Vosne but stronger acidity. Subtle interplay between fruit and mineral elements, persistent finish carried more by acidity than tannin. This seems like a prototypical lighter weight Gevrey Grand Cru and was much more pleasing than the any of the Trapet Latricieres I tasted last week. I really enjoyed this now, but its structure suggests that the deep sleep is coming.
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