One supposes many are going to argue that this was drunk young, but I have absolutely no regrets and found it at a pretty maximal point for me. Coiled subtle power underneath a lovely fruit and structure.
I can't figure out what to make of this. It's light bodied, very structured with lots of fine, ripe tannin, but delicate and a touch dilute. Curiously, it smells and tastes like the juice from an exquisitely ripe ruby red grapefruit (complete with a grapefruit-pith like bitterness that is surprisingly prominent, and tart acids) with maybe a whiff of pinot bramble fruit. While I'm not sure I like it, its very distinctive, and at least its interesting.
DAY 1: Riedel Sommelier GC Burgundy Glass Color: Translucent Ruby Smell: Roses, raspberry, earth, mushrooms, and a hint of strawberries & creme fraiche Taste: The high toned red fruits are what is noticed initially, with a little time in the mouth more rustic notes of tea and truffle creep into the mid-palate and mineral notes lead into the long finish. Overall: Light body, med+ to hi acidity, vibrant fruits, and lovely structure that makes not opening these bottles just plain difficult. It's so clear that this is a wine that will reward age and patience. However, it's also so damned deliscious now that holding off is going to be all but impossible. Outstanding!!!! Hands off until 2020 for my last two bottles.
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