Firm, serious wine, especially for the money. Dark cherry, with baking spice, balsam, leather, kola nut, musk, and mahogany notes. Black tea comes on in time. Medium-bodied. Finishes with plenty of dry extract. Really starts to come one with an hour of air. Tremendous value, with still some ways to go.
Solid wine with nice strawberry, red cherry, mineral, balsam, and spice features, with a floral tinge. As it opens, it begins to display a lot of energy on the midpalate, with freshness & verve on the way to a mineral finish. There is some persistent tannin that will resolve eventually. Drinkable now -- it's a very precocious wine -- but best 2013 to 2018, with room for improvement. Still, it's worth a check-in if one's not tried it in over a year. Great Burgundy value (90+).
Edit: About an hour in, this has got a gorgeous nose, with wonderful florality. Best is yet to come for this wine.
This is such a nice Burg. The cherry and raspberry fruit is just delicious. Secondary flavors are few, so I'm reluctant to score it 90, but it is just so nice that I can't help giving it a point more than last time.
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