Subsequent notes on this wine. Medium garnet in color with slight clearing at the edges. Forward & attractive nose of ripe fruits aromas of red cherries, blueberries & plums with overtones of floral notes of violets & spices, mocha, earthy/dusty, cherry-cola, truffles, minerals, smoky, vanilla and a slight hint of sous-bois in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of tart cherries, sweet blueberries & red plums, with earthy, mushrooms, Asian spices, mocha, minerals and just a touch of vanilla. Smooth lingering finish. Definitely at its peak of development but even at 12 years of age, it may hold for a few more years if cellared properly.
PNP. Cork perfect. Medium garnet w bricking edges. Nose w cola five spice and a whiff of etoh. Swishing shows tannin and acid structure almost tingly in the mouth. Sipping this shows med weight and length with dark fruit and great polish and mouthfeel. Really superb.
Medium garnet in color with slight clearing at the edges. Forward & attractive nose redolent of ripe red fruits aromas of cherries, berries & plums with lovely secondary floral notes of roses & sweet freesia, cocoa, earthy, white truffles, some spices and a hint of vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & developed, velvety smooth ripe red fruit flavors of tart cherries, sweet berries & plums, with tertiary notes of earthy, mushrooms, Asian spices and just a touch of vanilla. Silky smooth lingering finish. Definitely at its peak of development and may hold for a few more years if cellared properly.
The robe shows just a hint of oxidation at the edge, perhaps a sign this is mature. On the contrary, the nose blasts candied fruit and little else. There's no sign of earth or minerality, nor anything tertiary here. If you're into fruit bombs drink up. Open two hours this had not evolved at all, still very fruit forward and one dimensional. There's great balance here between fruit and alcohol, he says sarcastically. This would not do on Thanksgiving day for the guests. Out came the 05 Lequin-Colin Chassagne vieilles vignes rouge which was excellent, and down the drain went the second half of the Talley.
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