Dégustation comparative entre le 2004 et le 2007 ce ce vin. Les 2 vins sont carafés pendant 3 heures et bu sans nourriture. Léger dépot. 2 beaux vins. Le 2007 a grandement souffert de la comparaison avec le 2004. Le 2007 est assez boisé et semble avoir une acidité basse à moyenne. Bien dans l'ensemble, à laisser vieillir.
Bu ce midi en succursalle, c'est un bon vin. Pas du même niveau que le 2004...pour le futur, n'a pas la colonne du 2004 aussi. Fruits noirs, boisé et vanille au nez et en bouche. Assez long mais un peu gommant en ce moment.
WSET Level 4 Course - WSET School; 9/6/2014-5/23/2015 (WSET School, Bermondsey): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Deep ruby colour. Nose: The nose is Clean and Developing, showing Medium(+) intensity primary aromas of black plum, red plum, raspberry, strawberry, secondary aromas of toast, smoke, smoke, vanilla, coconut, cloves, nutmeg and tertiary aromas of mushroom, earth, game, leather. Palate: The wine is Dry in the mouth with a Medium(+) level of acidity. It has Medium(+) Ripe/Soft tannins and a Medium(+) Level of alcohol (13.50%). It has Medium(+) body and Medium(+) intensity primary flavours of raspberry, strawberry, red plum, black plum, secondary flavours of vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, coconut, toast, smoke and tertiary flavours of leather, earth, mushroom, game. The finish is Medium(+). It has ripe fruit character. Overall: Good complexity, concentration and length. All structural components in balance but need to integrate more with further ageing. Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Can Drink Now but has Potential for Ageing ; Premium priced (£38.99)
Big nose right out of the gate, this has piles of character, with ripe, almost roasted fruit but without any dullness or sur maturite, leather, nutmeg, soil, it's round and broad on the palate with great presence and seemingly excellent depth. It may lack some acid tension from the heat of the vintage, but I don't think there's any sun-burnt-edness here and I hope to snag a few bottles to see what happens after a long sleep.
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