Bright light clear garnet color. Nose offers up spice, ripe small red fruits, sous bois. Lovely balance of mature ripe fruit ,minerality and soft silky tannins. Great mouth feel from front to back. Probably at its peak.
Medium core, lighter edge. Brambly red fruit, clove and a whiff of slight funk. Light to medium weight, solid acidity, mixed red and black fruit, some licorice. Some wood. Good but lacking suppleness and somewhat astringent finish. I wonder whether this ever will become more silky.
Medium color and weight. Beautiful nose combining a bit of game, sweet red berry, baking spices and coffee. Quite elegant and seductive. In the mouth, it takes on subtle streak of green herbs and blacker fruit and finishes with excellent acidity. My only minor quibble is that it was at its best right out of the bottle after being opened. With just an hour of air, the attractive fruit takes a significant step back and some astringency is apparent. All in all, an excellent charmer, but I'm left wondering whether it is at or slightly past its apogee.
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(Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots) Medium ruby-red colour. The nose starts quite high-toned and a little creamy before going through a mineral and earthy stage with flashes of red fruit then bonfire - you need a little patience, but there is just so much dimension to be found - bravo. The entry and mid-palate start a little disappointing after the previous wine but minute by minute the palate opens wider and wider. The finish is very good and whilst the tannins are a little grainy but they are ripe and grab the mouth and help cement the flavours of the finish. Slow to blossom, but excellent and pips the previous wine.
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