Colour: Medium dense, red leaning towards crimson. Nose: Not yielding v much despite decanting. Some dark cherries, strawberries. Palate: Raspberry, but not particularly fruity. Some earth, considerable acidity. This appears to be firmly closed down for the moment. Given the vintage and pedigree, there should be more to come, but I´ll wait at least 5 yrs before having a go at my next bottle. Not rated.
Initially, a little tarry on the nose and not giving up any fruit. Smells quite structured, with metallic earth minerals; no fruit yet. Kaleidoscopic on first taste, instantly sweet, spicy, less black than 2006 Magnien, but has dusty iron, and tart spicy dark red cherries.
One hour later. Firmness is in the van, followed by blackness and spice, backed up by a nice long firm finish.
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(Bouchard Père et Fils Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots) From a grower with whom BP&F have a long-term contract, 6 or 7 barrels worth. The nose is a little understated; faint cinnamon tops warm, creamy-red fruit of quite some depth. Christophe Bouchard pointed out a little extra dried currant on the nose which he described as indicative of ‘vendanges entier’ where after pressing the last few grams of sugar ferment in the barrel. The palate has a sweet entry and is concentrated with good acidity and plenty of tannin - velvetty - with a very long, lingering finish.
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