(Decanted for three hours.) This wine was served by our generous host. With some pleasant recent 2009 Corton tasting experiences behind me, I was very excited to try it. After all, this is DRC. The wine has a very deep, brooding ruby/purple color. The bouquet is somewhat muted and the scents of black cherry, plum and anise rise from the glass only after considerable coaxing. It is massive in the mouth, with considerable weight and thickness. However, the correspondingly big flavors of cherry and plum are relatively simple (foursquare?) with only modest persistence. The tannins are large but manageable. This wine seems slightly awkward and out of balance. It might be in dumb place. Perhaps time will bestow on it the complexity and interest that it currently lacks. Given both its cost and pedigree I certainly hope so. I am guardedly optimistic. 90+ points.
He was the darkest und was there from the beginning. Plumbs and cherries. Biscuits, molasses (malt), slightly toasted sugar. Full-body and astonishing soft. Spiced, with a long aftertaste. Very present - he shows where he is coming from and is individual althoug. During the 1.5 hours (and the room temperature) he became lightly wider. Long aftertaste.
Er zeigte die dunkelste Farbe und war von Beginn weg sehr zugänglich. Pflaumen und Kirschen. Bisquits, Melasse (Malz), leicht gebrannter Zucker. Voll und erstaunlich weich. Würzig, fast schon wollüstig, mit einem langen Abgang. Sehr präsent - er zeigt woher er kommt und ist doch individuell. Über die eineinhalb Stunden (und die Raum-Temperatur) wurde er etwas breiter. Langer Abgang.
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