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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 89.8 points

  • Dark purple, opaque. At first the nose was a bit restrained, but with 24 hours, 48, 72, it becomes more assertive and funkier. On the palate, elegant with fine tannins and intense flavours of...what? Sour cherries? Green peppers? A mouthful of earth? Enigmatic.

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  • This is still a baby, but after 3-5 hours in the decanter it revealed enough to make it an enjoyable evening with turkey meatloaf and salad. Dark, violet purple color. Loads of wet earth, cherry menthol, and some black lavender on the nose. The palate is medium, supple, and tarty, bringing waves of ripe raspberries, hints of blackberries, green onions, mushrooms, herbs, and finishes with a nice note of tart cherries. The tail hits you like a brick wall - thick, hard tannins and lingering acidity - so give this another 5+ years and drink 2019-2029. Should be lovely.

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  • this wine continues to dazzle for me... crunchy blue fruits, fresh, tons of depth and balance... aging very slowly and still very primary... fantastic.

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  • Smells best right out of the bottle. Rough tannins. Unfortunately it does leave a finish of rubber taste on the palate. Hopefully with time this wine will mellow.

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  • deeply colored with a purple hue. aromatically shows loads of mineral laden dark fruits, background herbal notes, no obvious barrique influence. on the palate the wine has very high acidity, a fleshy and firm midpalate of medium weight, low alcohol, and a high amount of firm, grippy, moderately ripe tannins. very well balanced wine with very good length, great intensity, admirable mineral complexity for this stage of development... tons of finesse, a firm texture, classic expression of place. i've had this wine a bunch this year and it is one of the most exciting young wines i have had all year. drinks well now but will age for a decade or two easily.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2012, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16-17 points

    (Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil Perrières) From a vintage such as 2009 this should show better than this; the sample is rather reduced sample. Underneath these reductive aromas, however, there is appealing smoky fruit, with hints of charcoal. The same supple fruit comes through on the palate, as does the same rubber-tinged character unfortunately. Nevertheless, the supple polish to the fruit, and the good grip which underpins it, suggests there is potential here. But in this condition it is unwise to judge with any certainty.

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