Fresh potato skins, cigarettes, ripe currant, tart currant, perfumey spice. There's still plenty of ripe, livey, round fruit here and it's very worth drinking, now and for 5+ years yet I would think, though there's still a lot of tannin, too, and the fruit gets tired after about an hour.
Consistent with last year's note. Decanted half an hour ahead of dinner. Leather, plums, earth with the slightest hint of green pepper on the nose. Plums and leather stayed through the palate, which seemed amazingly fresh, but the green pepper had faded after an hour or so. Long finish. Once again, paired with duck breast, this time with plum compote. Nice.
Wow, this still feels young and curiously this wine was much better on the second night after a sleepover in the fridge. Classic, cab franc flavors, green and mushy, complex. Great acidity and freshness. Worth the $68 tab.
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(Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières) Light bricking medium dark red violet color; rich, mature, tart currant, dried shitake mushroom, beef jus nose; tasty, tart currant, iodine, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish