2006: Verschlossen. Superkonzentriert. Meines Erachtens wird der Wein noch zulegen, aber nicht die vorherigen Jahrgänge erreichen. Brombeere und sehr wenig Vanille in der Nase. Wäre blind nicht als Truffiers zu erkennen. Am Gaumen staubtrocken und Kirschlastig.
Impressive wine, powerful nose of blackcurrant, strawberry and rubarb. Taste of creme de casis and black cherry. Soft tannins although I believe that this wine can easily live for another 10-15 years and hopefully get a bit softer! It's almost to massive!
So, nearly 6 years after tasting it, we drank a bottle! Well integrated here: it has that "edgeless" property; full, round but less searing intensity than back then - as you would expect. Long, richly fruited but not heat-blasted, it feels big but not heavy: it was no struggle at all to finish the bottle between 2.
Opened 8 hours before tasting. Dramatic scent of sweet dark cherry, rosewood, coffee, good dept. In the mouth, it's big but round, great structure, fuller body than SQN, the true : terroir express, nicely tannic but not aggressive. Deep and powerful-long finished. Better than 2001 too, more than I've ever expected because of a dissapointed from La Porte du Ciel 2003 in last few months.
This wine can rock 'n' roll Greeknock Creek, Roenfeldt Road 1998 and 202 as well.
Drink now - 2025..................94-95/100.....................catch up 2005 asap.......................
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