2005 Fall Vendors Sale (Tokyo American Club): Nose shows nice array of dry leaf, tobacco, spice along with a little berry fruit. Fruit is similarly restrained on palate, but nice foresty complexity and an appealing bit of earthy grip to the texture. Certainly dry and lean for vintage and much tighter than the '01 was a year ago, suggesting that this should open up into a really nicely balanced '03 Cotes du Rhones. Very nice job.
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