Pre Davos Wine Forum tasting (Zumikon, Switzerland): This wine played hard to get at first with faint initial aromatics. Smoky with charcoal briquette and iron. The wine is quite cool and aloof at first, structured, with very bright acids. Mmm, OK, with a lot of coaxing this is showing amazing purity and minerality and finally starts to open up. This is a wine to slowly savor. Very pretty!
Drank alongside the '98 and a lineup of other CR and Hermitage, some of which were no slouches themselves. This was clearly the WOTN.
Stunning nose with meaty overtones and dark brambly fruit. Gamey, deep and resolved fruit, pure silk in the mouth. Absolutely haunting finish. This wine is one that isn't really possible to put into words, it's just too beautiful. If you have some, drink it.
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(Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne) The 1985 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne was beefier, bigger and thicker than the La Turque. There was more stone, wheat, chocolate and sprinkles on top. The palate was long and thick with excellent acidity. It was more classic Cote Rotie and smacked around the La Turque
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