Spanish WIMPS 'Casa de Pilatos' (La Trompette, London): Bottle 2. After a bit of air this gained in vibrancy and clarity. Shares the LdeH Tondo house style with the other wines today. Less thick, fresher, brighter red fruit. More typical. Lovely line, length and freshness. Classic Tondo. ****1/2
Spanish WIMPS 'Casa de Pilatos' (La Trompette, London): Bottle 1, opened as reserve for what became bottle 2. Browner and slightly less bright. Fuller texture; good but a little diffuse/muddy. A dull velvet versus the sharp silk of the other bottle. Still, no slouch...bare ****
Really dense earthy, leathery nose. Herby with a nice lifted black fruit aroma underneath. From a much hotter year than the 73 alongside it and it shows in the wine. It's dense and almost voluptuous, really youthful with bright fruit and a bit of grip. Like the 73 the structure is superb with really zippy acidity and great complexity. Really long with a lingering meaty, old leather note. Excellent.
This impeccably stored bottle ordered in Spain from a list was exceptional in every way. Clearly mature, and I at first worried it was way past its prime, but its iced tea color belied its vigor. The nose was great from the start, but once the palate blossomed with air, it was all red fruits and tobacco, packaged in a light-bodied, fully-integrated whole. Definitely mature, or beginning its decline, but a wonderful wine, especially for 47 Euros.
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