Completely closed phase. Not an ounce of fruit. Zero finish. Even waited 3 hours. The only notes that eeked out were forest floor and mushroom. Hard too imagine this ever expressing any fruit or even drinkability.
drank over four nights, first time in a while when i want to use terms like "serious" and "stern", this btl had lots of material and oomph, but wow was it unyielding, i am committed - tho i often break my promises on wine opening - to refrain from opening my remaining three bottles for a good 7-10 years, wine was tannic, acidic, spicy (almost burned on the palate like a hot pepper), it had bitterness and coffee flavors… i am hoping this turns into a cornucopia of secondary flavors when it settles down, and if really lucky some fruit will appear alongside, but not a stitch of fruit at this point, 92 is due to obvious material and not because i enjoyed drinking this on any of the four nights
Iron and rust, earth and chestnut aromas. Amazing complexity. Not as closed as I expected. Dirty mushrooms. . Ruby to the core. Tomato and beef bullion. Incredible cristilline complexity. Long and pure. Outrageously delish. This is the real deal clos vougeot. Multi minute finish. Among my favorite clos vougeot.
2 hr decant. Echo what Carlwhat says. Truly a beautiful wine with a long, persistent finish. The structural element is well pronounced, but I won't be touching remaining bottles for another 7-10 yrs. Very bright future ahead. Considering picking up more.
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