Black cherry and earth on nose and palate. No green element to start, then some bitterness started emerging once open 20-30 minutes, gradually became more pronounced. Very tasty for several hours open, with moderate depth and concentration. Far better than I expected.
Nice Pinot nose follows through on the palate. slight reductive note detracts somewhat. Oak not yet fully integrated, and I believe this wine has a significant upside, perhaps a couple of years until full maturity. Slight vegetal note, but not unpleasant. zesty acidity gives this wine a great finish.
Can't keep my nose out of this glass. Serious cherry and a fresh forest floor nose. Mouth watering sappiness and great length. Still a little angular -- maybe a hint of '04 stems? I bet this willl be amazing in a couple years. Hope I can wait that long.
delicious upon opening, but came across as big and without the subtlety or grace that would make it compelling. but over the next days it blossomed and gained definition and showed a true old vines sense of elegance, detail, and intensity. very impressive wine.
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(Esmonin Sylvie Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes) Deep cherry-red colour. Slight reduction can’t hide earthy, creamy blackberry and blackcurrant aspects on the nose. The palate is ripe and again very black-fruity - brambly - and with helpful acidity moves seamlessly through slightly grainy tannin to a black finish edged with cream - maybe a hint of coconut too.
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