Well balanced and smooth across palate. Tannins are mellow, spice and heat stand out. Heavier, more concentrated than some other CDP I've had from that vintage. Overall very well done but value is a stretch. 92-93
You can tell this wine would like some more wine, but you don't feel guilty for opening it. Just make sure to give it a proper decant. There's leather in here along with red and black fruit. A surprising amount of pepper which has settled down after several hours.
Paired with marinated flank steak, a hint of the usual and leather with red fruit after a 4 1/2 hour decant. Medium finish and of course still on the early end. Long decant if opened now, very tight upon opening.
Pop and pour from a 375 at Bouchon Yountville. 30 mins air in glass, consumed over an hour. Notes are written from a glass brought back to hotel, out of a chard stem so notes are slightly off. Wine shows a youthfully tight nose and profile, but is approachable. Pine tree branch, underripe white cherries, faint spicebox, herbs. Shows very well and has the capacity to be a really impressive wine based on this early and small tasting.
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