A blend of fruit, herbs and spice. Well concentrated. A touch on the herbal/spice side of the ledger right now. The fruit plays second fiddle. This may evolve with time but it will always be more herbal than fruity.
Not quite ready for prime time. Tight at first but after an hour of air showing some nice red fruits with a undercover core of minerals and a nice snap on the finish. Enjoyable to drink. Could get a touch better with age but don't see a lot of upside.
A dense, weighty and robust Pinot, vibrant and forceful. Notes of plum, Asian spice and concentrated cherry, smoky and ripe. Chewy tannins with no overt oak. Surprisingly good relative to my own expectations from past bottles not reviewed.
PnP into a Zalto Bordeaux glass. I disagree with some reviews as there's nothing super rip or oaky about this wine. But I think AM calls this correct as this is elegant and exceptionally pure, complementing the detailed, minerally and balanced flavors that are sweet and intense, all wrapped in a wonderfully concentrated and long earthy finish.
3.5 hour decant. Begins with a feint that is the limpid brick color. Pleasant, warm, smokey aromas with a hint of cherry pit. Firm to open. Rhubarb pie filling, black cherry and cola. Intense. Long. The balance here is outstanding. I wonder if this is ever going to have an ugly day the rest of it's life because it is so beautiful today. You know the best is yet to come too. 93
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(Bouchard Père et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot) Again with 4 hectares of vines, Bouchard P&F own close to one third of Caillerets. The nose starts in a very understated way; floral, but needs quite some coaxing to show a little more depth and again faint barrel notes. A silky texture covers fruit of understated power - aided by fine acidity the complex flavours just roll over and over your tongue. This is really lovely.
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