Nose gives me an impression of age and lots of spices, bonfire smoke, bold '08-acidity and lots of secondary aromas. Very good and enjoyous! The palate is a complete acidic shock. Thin and fresh, but full of an overwhelming but actually quite enjoyable and slightly balanced acidity. Woohoo!! The tannins are prominent at first, but after an hour the taste comes together and the acidity actually works! Love it, but would not buy a new bottle :-)
From magnum, opened and served. Quite light in colour, light red and nowhere near the dark colour it had 2 years ago when we had it last. Had a bit of CO2 on the palate tood to begin but went away with some swirling. Red fruits, strawberry. Well mad wine but felt a bit one dimensional and lacked depth. Not as impressive as when it was younger. Still a good 88-89 from us though.
Thursday Night w/ Bob (My Place - Washington, DC): Tasted over the course of a few hours after it had been open for two days. Apparently it was quite intense upon opening, not surprising because it’s still mouthpuckering with its acid and tannin. Roses, tart cherries, hints of pickling spice on the nose. Palate of red and black cherries, lots of roses and rocky soil, hints of cola. A dusty but well-structured wine that I’d love to bury for five more years.
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(Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne) Medium cherry color with pale meniscus; focused, tart red fruit, sous bois, roses, charcoal nose; tasty, poised, tart red fruit, tart cherry, mineral palate with medium acidity; approachable now but could use 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 90+ points
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