Yuck. Browning-red in color. Nose dominated by all the worst of 2004 -- gout de coccinelle is overwhleming (ladybird taint / pyrazines); green bell pepper. Hard acidic, green bell pepper, green stem flavours dominate flavour. No recovering from here, a disastrous and flawed wine.
Nose has hints of soy sauce and vegetal scents. Broccoli? Not in a bad way. Palate is complex. It includes some of the umami and vegetal flavors but its not the main note. Currant, and cherry mix with the background vegetal flavors (my wife says she wants Chinese food now)
Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Translucent crimson core with bricking; acorn, hints at the green quality which I knew was '04 Burg, spice, fresh, red fruit, depth; drinking beautifully, leather, red fruit, the green is gone and the wine was very plush; this was really different from the previous bottle, and I think some '04s are turning a corner.
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