Sydney Burgundy Celebration: Iconic Wineries (Blind): An exotic nose with wild roses, musk, cherry, five spice and a very light stalk note that gives it another element of complexity. Opens with great power, but also great balance, structure and responsibility. A savoury streak runs across its length and provides it with yet another dimension where it already has significant depth. Finishes with precision and excellent length.
A clear table favourite well before its identity was revealed. For me this was a touch ahead of the 2009 DRC Echezeaux that I tried and loved a couple of years ago but both are superb.
Panel of four tasters, drank this blind (along with Gevrey village 2010 (Seraphin) and Porter Creek 2012). In the first hour, Porter Creek was voted in first place, DRC taking some time to open up. In the second hour however the Echezeaux started showing all it's complexity and surpassed both Porter and Seraphin.
The most surprising to me was the roundness of the tanins. Very drinkable now, much finesse and silkyness. Medium length.
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