Boom! Now this is what I was expecting from 1991 DRC. Absolutely spectacular nose of spice, iron, earth, red fruit, dried roses and more spice. Outstanding energy and freshness on the palate. This grew in stature with more and more time in the glass. Amazing harmony, balance and grip. But the spice really stole the show tonight.
Hint of brown in the colour was consistent with a fair amount of wild farmyard and brett. Rich, dark, sweet, tangy palate with quite a dry finish. This wine was a bit all over the place for the first hour but started to settle down in the glass thereafter. Developed a lovely, refreshing menthol note and finished so clean and vibrant. Needs time.
Dinner with Friends (Chicago IL): Popped and poured, served alongside the 1991 Domaine Leroy Richebourg. Darker color than the Leroy. Deep garnet with a slight orange hue around the rim. Powerful aromatics of dark red berries, cinnamon, clove, and a bit of soy. Some sous bois charactor as well. Fruit forward palate with the brown spice notes throughout. Medium body and great acidity. Long finish.
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