Casual Burg Dinner with Friends (The Bristol - Chicago IL): Lush, ripe apple and pear aromas with some sweet baking spice. Similar on palate with some peach as well and good concentration. Forward and slightly advanced, probably at its peak now. Perhaps the best I recall from this wine. Leflaive 2004s have often been good or great, but also often inconsistent.
Femenine Sense of Wines (Cuenllas - Madrid): A green pepper splash! Yeastie, yeastie. Reduced to my taste. Woody indeed. Oxidation? Well don't think it is here but seems very young. With time sunflowers seeds and a little sweetness of honey, pears A serious complexity is showed Lovely.
¡Bofetada de pimientos verdes! A levadura-levadura. Para mi reducida. Amaderada sin duda. ¿Oxidación? No lo creo aquí pero parece muy joven. Con tiempo pipas y un poco de dulzura con miel, peras. Muestra una complejidad seria. Muy rica.
Popped and poured. not nearly as good as another bottle from earlier this year. Mature and ripe apple aromas with some peach, some new oak spice. More precise and lean on palate, much more enjoyable than the nose, with ripe apple along with lots of lemon and lemon zest. Moderate intensity and concentration.
Really very lovely, poised, precise and quintessential leflaive. White flowers, citrus, some honey. Plenty opf high notes. May well be at peak hedonistic enjoyment right now, though I suspect that it will become intellectually more intriguing with time. At this age, no point in letting pox influence the way you think about when to open those... it's either shot or it's not...
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