This wine was off-the-charts tonight against some pretty good competition including the '89 La Turque! There is this gorgeous fresh cherry fruit that is so fine and elegant yet framed by a still somewhat structured package. There are also complex notes of licorice, black spices and minerals and the finish is intense and complex with wonderful dusty and ripe tannins. Just an incredible performance tonight and while this will easily last for decades,I love it right now for its extraordinary, sexy, cherry mineral flavor.
Wonderful nose, somewhat brighter than the '89 Turque which this was paired with. Dark fruits including cherry and boysenberry, smoked meat, black and even white pepper, and a faint whiff of black truffle. This was the best experience that I have ever had with this wine, significantly better than a bottle one year ago.
double-decanted, slow-ox one hour. dark garnet w/paling to orange-red at rim; brilliant sweet spices & wild cherry liqueur nose, red fruits confiture, wild fennel; med-full bodied; superb delivery from the outset, crushed raspberries, bramble fruits, roasted peppercorn, ripe & yet streamlined at the same time, long, long sumptuous finish. served alongside '89 Hommage, this was clearly the crowd-pleaser tonight & a poster child for perfect provenance from the cellar door.
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('Hommage a Jacques Perrin') was no slouch but was beefier, more forward and weedier with more garden and earth characteristics. It still had a long finish and great acidity; it's just that the '89 smoked it
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