Shows some color on opening, and the nose is just a touch worrying, but with air this lightens a touch and becomes a beautiful wine, maybe a bit toasty on the nose, while the palate is nicely rich, with medium intensity, beautiful acidity and overall balance. Not overly complex, but quite delicious.
Delicious, dense, and chalky young with a power nose of wet concrete, oak, yellow fruits, stone and a whiff of kerosene. Palate has a nutty/hazlenut base, tangerine/lemon and barely ripe pear at the front and more bitter/grapefruit and with a whiplash of oak spice at the back. Got a little coconut oil/tropical thing as it warmed in the glass as well, but still spicy and taut overall yet drinkable and tasty. Equal or better than the 06 and 04 renditions of this wine, this could be spectacular 2015-2020, some will mind the oak and the compact structure in the meantime, but I was more focused on the minerality and fruit. Extensive aeration didn't change the wine that much. Will be hard to hold given the QPR. Wish I had more.
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