At first pop, this showed some nice floral notes on the nose with a bit of a metallic edge to it and the palate wasn't giving up much. Into the decanter we go.... about 3 hours later everything really started to emerge all at once. The nose became more pronounced with an earthy touch coming through and mixing with the floral notes that were there initially. Gained substantial weight on the palate and had a nice spicy element to the black cherry fruit flavors. Lengthy finish added to the overall experience. Very nice.
Drank at Archangel with the mid-week group. Not terribly impressed - it was not noticeably better than the Gevrey village that we opened before this - I was rather dissapointed. Attractive, ruby red, with an expressive, aromatic nose of cherries and some floral scents. Stewed cherries again on the palate, which starts of rather prettily, and continues with a tinge of peppery spice and cola / eucalytptus. Good complexity, nice acid and good length. But the balance seemed to go askew at points, with an unpleasant watery, metallic tail at the end that almost ruined the wine for me.
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