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Community Tasting Notes (29) Avg Score: 91.7 points

  • I am often tempted to compare how a new world pinot would stack up against its Burgundian brethren. The similarities here are glaring - with one that I have not mentioned in the past - the most Burgundian thing about this bottle is that it is build to last for a long, long time - at 18 years old, this still tastes mostly primary with gobs of fruit and complexity that is enveloped within the structure. If tasted blind, I'd have probably guessed a 2005 1er cru. On the second night, the structure softens and the wine is drinking very well. I do have one more bottle, but I am tempted to put it away for another 5 years. This is fantastic and would throw off a lot of people in a blind tasting. 93++

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  • Getting old but still so lovely. Tons of cherry cola and barnyard funk at first, took about 10 minutes to start blowing off and becoming wonderful. So much fun.

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  • Drinking beautifully right now; more fruit on the palate than before. Interesting development.

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  • - Purple color with fast forming legs. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of acetic acid, hay/straw, black currant, black pepper and dusty with a light/medium body. Leathery texture with a long finish - Recd this bottle from brother last year. Wait for the second day to enjoy a very nice PN

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  • Looking back at my tasting note from several years ago, I see I had a lot to learn about wine. :)

    This wine is terrific! Ponderous and wonderful, needs about 30 minutes to really open up and lose the initial barnyard elements. Floral and spicy depending on the cheese pairing, becomes juicier and more ripe than I recall from past tastings of this vintage. Superb. Still got a few years left at least.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2002, IWC Issue #101, (See more on Vinous...)

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