Brownish red, seemed to have some age. Nose was pretty mature, quite meaty and savoury, with plums, raisins and a touch of Indian spice. Palate was decent, with tannins all resolved but just a little rough on the edges. Sour cherries, plums, prunes and old leather, with some black pepper meats and some green-ness at the mid and back palate. Lacked freshness, and had a pretty short finish.
Cote de Nuits Tasting - Dujac -v- Grivot (Mercer Hotel, Dublin): A more mature hue this time, and looking slightly light (as distinct from oily/viscous) in texture. Looks more than one year older than its 2001 predecessor. Quite an open, fruity nose, even slightly sweet: this is in a lighter style than the 2001 and is more approachable now but lacks the concentration. Quite savoury on the palate (in contrast to the sweet nose!) - lower acidity than the 2001 but again this makes it easier to drink at this point. Good, and fully ready.
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