Decanted for four hours from a double magnum. Drank this after some older wines and some young burgundy. I believe this is gradually entering its drinking window, assuming you give it enough time to decant.
Nose and palate both classic big left bank: dark fruit, cassis, leather, earth, soil. Finish lasted about 45 seconds. This bottle did not have any signs of brett. For me, this was wine of the night.
An attractive nose with white pepper, dry earth, cedar, rocks and light cigar ash. Tannins influence the palate but even at this relatively young age they are rather smooth and have mellowed. Unlikely to ever be a great Ducru, this has the raw material to age for a long time. Paired well (arguably better than the '05) with stuffed quail.
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