Birthday with Vosne Romanee (Boka - Chicago IL): Musty to start, then some red fruit, some spice on the nose. Palate showed sweet fruit with that caramelized brown sugar aspect to it. Still had some red fruit so that was a bonus, but not much spice on palate. Enjoyable.
Eating and drinking my way through San Francisco; 12/26/2005-12/30/2005 (San Francisco, CA): An enveloping nose showing old decaying leaves, soy, and underbrush with some pretty (if it makes sense) rotting strawberry. Old and initially a bit abrupt and sharp, but soft on the front and with considerable unresolved tannin. Nose actually improves over the 1.5-2 hours this was consumed, over which time anything originally objectionable about this dissipates. Light-medium weight and well-balanced with time in the glass. Will never be super but a great example from a miserable vintage.
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