Much more in sync than a year ago. All components; fruit, acidity, beautifully integrated tannins are singing. Medium finish; silky, lacy mouthfeel, very elegant. Almost more on the feminine Chambolle side than Gevrey, but a good Latricieres can pull that off. This is good. Wasn't sure I was buying more...now I am.
This is good stuff, broad palate. More fine pinot, than the Charlopin VV 05 tasted just before, but in a way that is not necessarily better. This is simply more classic. Some rusticity but class peaks through and the wine lingers nicely. Previous tasting notes give accurate descriptors. I like where the wine is right now in its evolution, but can see this becoming a bit more complete (especially on the finish) in 2/3 years. Paid EUR45 for this and in Burg land that's a steal. Coravin sample, next bottle needs at least 1 hour of air.
Decanted for one hour then followed for three more. Medium but brilliant ruby color. Late-blooming nose eventually revealing powerful floral scents joined by incisively acrid, sharp smells of mulberry, pine forest, and schist. Finely wrought on the palate with innumerable nano-packets of luscious red and black raspberry fruit, grip, ferric notes, and stone all converging on the tongue. Firm tannins balanced by copious acidity leading to a peacock's tail of red stony fruit and further echoes of same on the long, grippy finish. Having never had a Drouhin-Laroze or a Latricieres before I can only say that this was an eye-opening experience.
Double decanted for several hours. There's a lot of structure here with some nice underlying dark and red fruit, a good amount of earth and underbrush with some Asian spice notes. I suspect this needs abit more time.
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