Goose dinner with friends (Stockholm): Appearance: bright red colour, lighter red at the edge. Nose: mint, red berries - sweetish cherries, flowery notes, mineral, elegant. Palate: red berries, well integrated sweetness of fruit, some spice, softened tannins, good acidity. Rather fully developed, but could be cellared more.
Maturing ruby with clear edge. Very smoky char dominates at first but then relaxes to reveal gaminess and pungent red and black fruit. Medium weight, quite elegant. The texture is quite smooth until some pesky residual tannin intrudes on the end. Not great but so much better and far sounder than the only other bottle I had 5 years ago.
Dark ruby. Decanted for a couple of hours after the first sip was pretty tannic. Appealing aromas of sour cherry and cassis, mushroom and chocolate. But surprisingly monolithic on the palate. I can't tell if this is still too young (possible). I expected more.
2nd Annual Burgundy Dinner (Dave's House): Popped and poured and followed over the next few hours. One great fill after another. Once again, a nice deep garnet in the glass. On the nose, fresh sea air, cherries, raspberries, earth, baking spice, pomegranate, orange rind and a touch of mint. On the palate, cherries, earth, spice. Great balance of acidity here, with some mild tannic structure remaining. I'm a tad confused reading the other notes on here. Not only was this drinkable, it was absolutely delicious. To me, this was the opposite of clumsy, with a real elegance, especially next to the Jadot powerhouse.
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