Bristol with Krug. Primary aromas of dark sweet black-red fruits. Not very showy today and seemingly closing down. Dark dusty quality with nice fruit purity and impressive texture. A sleek mineral driven wine today with nice balance, although on the simpler side due to the primary nature. Hard to really assess the long term.
Krug Dinner with Some DRC (The Bristol - Chicago IL): My first time trying this wine in this vintage. Opened and decanted ~45 minutes before serving. Lots of baking spice and red fruit with moderate density. Slight green, stemmy hints that I didn't find endearing, even if on the subtle side. Certainly needs time, at least to 2020 or later.
2011 DRC Tasting (Paris, France): Much deeper color than the Corton. Denser, more serious nose, but as expected very primary and not complex. Lovely spice and red fruit along with some floral notes. The palate is full of red and black fruit and is plush with no stem or green notes. Nice grip, balance and depth. Longer finish. For me the best DRC for the money in this range.
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