Some at the table are predisposed to this being excessively green. Apart from some lima bean notes, this is not that far on the green side of the spectrum. That said, it's still not particularly good. I don't find it as objectionable as the others, but it definitely is not pretty at all. Interestingly, the palate sweetened up over the next two nights, and did not oxidize nor degrade at all, although the color was brownish. Dinner at Brad's.
At 2004 Around World Tasting- One of the more intense instances of the Greenie Meanies I’ve encountered, so I got Burgundy quickly (if it had been other way around, a Burgundy tasting, getting vintage would have taken 8 seconds or less). Midbodied, cherries and sandalwood, but the GMs dominate especially on the finish. very interesting to see the different reactions. 2 intensely disliked (“most disgusting wine served in this group,” others were “there’s strange flavor but I kind of like it” to “what green?” I’m betweent the former 2, but unfortunately if seems I own a couple of bottles of this. C+/B-
2 bottles with similar notes. Surprisingly advanced -- significant bricking bordering on orange throughout, secondaries in nose (lots of pan d'epices, orange peel). Some nice residual sweetness, prominent acidity, a bit of iodine, still a bit of unresolved tannins. If it weren't for similar tasting notes on CT and two intact corks, I'd think that the bottle was slightly oxidized. That said, very nice drinking now. This won't improve further -- drink now. (For comparison see note on same wine in 2005 had the same time -- huge difference.)
Had 2 bottles left in my cellar of which one was oxidised so had to pour away. The other bottle was at the end of it's life, had not much body left and a lot of acidity at the end. Still enjoyable but this wine was excellent in 2009-2010 and a shame I didn't drink them sooner. DRINK them if you still have bottles left!
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