Young dark pinkish pinot color. The nose is dominated by the 2011-mark which lies like a vegetal shadow over the wine. But having tasted quite a few 2011-burgs, I've come to recognize this trait as a curiosity rather than something unwelcome. The palate is soft, raw, young balance and power. This is freshly squeezed grapejuice which delivers. After a couple of hours a calm and cooling sweetness emerges to complete the picture. Wonderful, but not completely the power and punch I would have preferred.
Liked this a lot at the Knightsbridge tasting a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to open a bottle and see how it evolves through an evening. The KB bottle had been open 15-20 hours when we tasted it, tonight I opened it 30 minutes before dinner. Started with lots of bright red cherry and strawberry, modest spice, very intense minerality and some rough, rugged edges. Over the course of 4 hours this softened and lengthened,flavors profile became more robust and intensely cherry, plus some more spice emerged. Also, the slight harshness completely dissipated. Last taste was the best.
France 2013 - Côte d'Or; 4/24/2013-4/26/2013 (Beaune): Tasted at the Domaine. From barrel. Beautiful nose, pure and floral. Delicate palate, red fruited, good minerality. Great acidity. No green on the nose but a very subtle hint of green on the palate, but by no means is this wine full blown green like other 2011s I’ve tasted. This will be approachable early but still would be best to wait 5 years or so. Hopefully the hint of greenness remains subtle and/or dissipates over time.
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