-- popped and poured -- -- tasted non-blind over 2 days --
NOSE: very stony; Cab. Franc herbaceousness; some light to medium-light plum aroma; not bretty; a bit high-toned; dried herbs; bitter florals; wet potting soil; very complex; opened-up and filled-out approx. 45 min. after opening.
BODY: medium-light bodied; lots of fine particulate matter present; magenta-garnet color of medium-deep depth.
TASTE: very tannic; very stony; gently herbal; plum; pencil lead; a touch bitter; *maybe* a slight hint of brett, but if it is there it's certainly not bad enough to be bothersome or worrisome; garrigué and light oak on the finish, which is of medium intensity and medium-long to long duration; alc. not noticeable; medium acidity is adequate; medium-light concentration of fruit – I do wish there was a bit more here, but that's a minor quibble; markedly better than the previous bottle, which was very bretty. This showed similarly on Day 2 as it did on Day 1, but for being a bit more thin/closed/tight on Day 2 than it was on Day 1. Hands Off for at least another 5 years. Overall, excellent and exciting.
Schwarz Lila Rot Weniger verschlossen als beim letzten Mal. Sehr dunkelfruchtig,Brombeeren,Cassis,Lakritze,holzwürzig,zwischendurch viel Tabak,Leder Eisen und ein Hauch florales. Relativ dicht,Saftig,Bratensauce,gute Säure,gerbstoffgeprägter als 2009 und auch weniger süsslichen Fruchtextrakt. Wird würziger,Aenis?.zwischendurch auch aetherisch. Langer dunkelfruchtiger leicht prägender Abgang. Macht am 2.Tag eher ein bisschen zu,denke aber hat ein wenig mehr Substanz,Komplexität als 2009 aber 2009 ist am 2.Tag um einiges zugänglicher,trinkiger.
purple red black core Blackberries,cassis , licorice , tobacco, leather, iron, spicy oak and floral. Relatively dense, juicy, gravy , good acidity, more tannins than 2009 and less sweetish fruit extract.With time more spicy , Aenis? more ethereal. Long dark fruity slightly tannins finish. On Day 2 more closed than 2009,but i think has a little more substance,complexity than 2009 but 2009 is on 2nd day a lot more accessibly,drinkable.
Dark dense colour. Bottomless nose with great texture. Blackcurrant, blueberry bush, herbs, vanilla, dark chocolate, undergrowth, tobacco, pepper, sweet liquorice and much more. Really good. Firm and very structured attack on the palate, you can definitely feel the youth, there's a lot more to expect here in the future that's for sure. Immature dark and blue berrys, blackcurrant stem. Spicy aftertaste with pepper and liquorice together with black tea. Fine and young tannins in need of food at the moment. High acidity and a lot of energy. For me this really should rest atleast 5-10 years, probably longer. On the other hand it is approachable today with the right food, as always it comes down to your taste and preferences.
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