Starting to show it's age. Brickish color coming on the rim. It's beginning to offer up signs of cinnamon and cardamon, dried cherry and rose petal. Silky smooth and layered. It's evolving very beautifully and quickly for a younger wine. It's drinking beautiful now and imagine it should be enjoyed sooner rather than later.
Drank this next to an 03 Alain Dudelot-Noellat Vosne -Romanee yesterday. Same varietal, different worlds. The WR pinot was young and boisterous in comparison. Maturing well with ripe raspberry notes and subtle earth nuances. A great drink right now.
Two hour decant. Aromas of roses and violets, mixed with cherry. Fruit is still going strong, and that remains true through a long finish. Tannins are nicely muted. This has integrated nicely, and has none of the heat I tasted in the Hand Select the same evening. Not a lot of secondary development yet, but this will continue improving. 92+
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