Too young. Also, needs a lot of time once opened. Full of red and black fruit, slightly cooked. Orange peel, brandy (maybe alcohol out of balance). Chocolate, coffee etc etc etc... just feel it would be better in 5 years, but very good still
Followed for some three hours. Nose of plums, cherries (fresh, black), blood orange, cognac, and a little animal notes (yeah, horse dung). Palate brings leaf litter, mint, eucalyptus, tobacco, coffee, cedar wood and saline minerality. Like Oz Shiraz meeting merlot in Bordeaux. Quite a bit of maturity but still somewhat closed.
Carafe 3 heures. Seul, c'est bon mais un peu costaud et linéaire, toutefois moins tannique que par le passé sans détour en carafe. Toutefois, l'accord était parfait avec le cassoulet, alors que le Cahors servi en parallèle était plus sur le fruit donc un peu moins génial avec le porc et le canard salés.
Opened my last bottle today. Too bad, its still in early development, especially compared to my 2002s, which are at the peak. Dark color, no hint of oxidation. Smell of cedarwood, nice acidity and still present tannins. Dark fruit, some juniper berry smell, a little tobacco? Not very long. Great wine, shoult have purchased more. Had it with cheese plate, including Gryuere, Sbrinz, Vacherin Mont d' Or, Brie de Meaux, st. Albray and St. Maure.
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