Complex and subtle nose with purple flowers, wet moss, saddle leather, burnt stew and perfume. Each whiff shows something new. The wine has some structure for a 2003. Rich and long on the palate but not too powerful. Some development, but mostly primary. I expect this will gain significantly more complexity over the next 5 years.
Plenty to like here, but a little underwhelming overall. Medium red-purple color. Aromatics span (from time to time) from typical Vosne spice to a little stewed fruit to wood to (not making this up) potato chips. Palate shows a little, but not a lot, of the vintage character. Overall quite big for a RSV, but the 14% is held nicely in check and the balance is surprisingly good. A little off on the finish here and there and acidity is muted until the last 1/4 of the bottle. Could be quite intriguing in 3-5 (and +) years.
Drank over 2 hours. Ripe nose of red and black pinot fruit. Lots of spice. Palate matched but somehow seemed one dimensional and lacking in depth. More sweet fruit came out over time and this benefited with more air, but it just didn't hang together the way I had hoped. Medium finish with some tannin. A nice wine that will benefit from age.
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