This wine needs a two to three hour decant otherwise its unpleasantly dry. Afterwards it opens out to show a rich, gravy-laden aroma with swards of wet earth. Sweet blackfruit palate, savoury and spicy, sweet black tea. Good weight, strong tannins and good acidity.
Limpid in the glass, cherry red with pale rim. Not a lot of fruit on the nose but quite a pleasant compact, savoury aroma. This profile is replicated on the palate along with puckering tannins and a dry finish. Lovely medium body, silky feel and good acidity. What this wine needs most is time in the decanter, maybe even three hours plus. Then, the aromas thicken: Black tea is discernable, and tannins soften. Nice wine with food, but plan ahead! 9 Euros a bottle from Chamonix, so good value, despite double disabilty of being from a rather unfashionable corner of Burgundy and an average vintage to boot!
Sight: Red/brownish. Smell: Aged flavors, leather, mushroom/earthy, not much fruit left, a little funkiness. Taste: Big impact on the palate, a little cherry flavor left, but different, more black than red, earthy. Awkward stage, better in five years.
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