Whoa... Everything that's always been true about this wine was true in this bottle... But better integrated, softer, less sauvage. More later but thus is a wine I'm very glad I have a few more bottles of!
My good fortune to get a taste of this one thanks to Steve. Right now, as you'd expect this is still very tightly wound, relatively closed and years from its true drinking window. If you own 3 or less of these don't touch them until 2020+. I think this will truly be rocking around 2025-2030. Right now can't say it delivers much pleasure. The oak is in good check but the structure is out in front of the fruit and much is hidden at this point. I hoping someone pours me some of this in 2020 though! I heard it had been decanted for a couple hours too. With much more time, this could reach Burgundy perfection as you sense its power and depth.
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(Clos du Tart Clos du Tart) Deep colour. Very tight aromas with dark, creamily oaked fruit notes at the core, slowly releasing raspberry notes. A little prickly carbon dioxide then tongue saturating flavours of coffee and roast nuts. Lots of structure, but balance too. As it loses the CO2 it becomes close to a complete wine.
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