I enjoyed this very much. This is the 2nd time I've had the TC counoise. On it's own counoise has some appeal but I can see why it is simply one component of a CDP blend. I think this variety adds some of the 'Burgundian' spice noted by many - I certainly noticed it in the wine tonight. However, besides being a bit rustic its profile will never be mistaken for Pinot Noir! This was enjoyed with bean and chard soup and spicy pork meatballs. Very Good.
This bottle wasn't singing quite as beautifully as previous ones. Decanted and enjoyed over two nights, the fruit has started to drop out and more leathery, woody notes remain. By night two there's insufficient acidity to make it work with food. Probably time to drink up.
An excellent wine. Very pretty, harmonious, well balanced and a joy to drink. It's medium bodied (not full but that's no reason to lower a score). No tannins so the mouthfeel is smooth, the balance perfect to enjoy the earthy, complex red fruits. It's probably at it's peak so drink soon.
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