PnP. A bit shy on the nose, requiring some vigorous swirling to coax its high toned cherry nose out of the glass. Good freshness and purity with very fine tannins. Could almost be a chambolle but some notes of earth and underbrush betray its NSG origins. Lacking a little in weight but you get the transparency which mugnier is renowned for. Would probably hold on to these for a couple more years before popping the next one.
Overall impression is that this is a beautiful 2011. A great winemaker with this difficult vintage. Nose is pure, cool, subdued and beautiful, with a miniscule touch of green. I don't think this will improve much with age. Drink now.
From magnum. Started with lots of red berry nose and palate, but overt green pepper aromas (not quite vegetal) at first I didn't fully enjoyed. That green aspect completely dissipated after open 30+ minutes, and the more charming red fruit took control thereafter.
Wines of Good Hope: Summer 2016; 7/9/2016-8/31/2016 (River's Inlet, British Columbia): Comparable to the bottle opened in Burgundy two months ago. Aromatically very good. Lots of raspberry and tart red cherry. Tightly wound at first but decanting helped. Some baking spices hanging around as well. Came back to a different half bottle of this left over after a day and it was actually really good juice, just young. Very pleasant.
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