11 th Burgundy tasting - Reds part II (@ Rotterdam, Netherlands): Last but not least, I am greeted by a medium intense & fully translucent, sombre ruby core. Medium intense notes of sweet, mineral iron-laced strawberries are livened up by an unexpected floral topnote, which was lacking in other places on this day. Interestingly enough, this usually broad-shouldered wine has a no more than medium body, pronounced acidity and slightly grippy medium-minus tannins of good quality. They support almost pronouncedly intense flavours of red cherry and strawberry, which are woven around an iron mineral spine. There is a certain tanginess to these flavours on the otherwise plushly textured mid-palate, but even in this vintage and from this reputedly rugged terroir there is no lack of finesse. The 30-35 second finish adds whiffs of game and dried herbs before slowly fading. This was as excellent as any young Fourrier CAM I have tasted since 1999, so I’ll give 90 points and would expect serious upside in 5 to 10 years from now........... TN Mike de Lange.
Pale/medium ruby core, purple tints, medium pale purple rim. Aromatic, youthful nose with raspberry and strawberry fruit, vanilla, some florality, notes of spice. Medium/full bodied, lush, deep pure creamy red berry fruit, spice, deep, broad and rich but at the same time light on its feet. Youthful, bursting with fruit, ripe tannins, vibrant acidity on the very good length finish. Outstanding.
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