This bottle came across as quite heavily extracted with a still heavy wood influence. But quality underlying fruit and could be a much improved wine if the elements can come into better balance, which at least in this bottle is not the case currently. Needs 10 years?
Served blind, the insane perfume was amplified. Fresh cut flowers, cherries, wild strawberry, fennel, smoke, earth and spice were all over the place. One would think there was no way that could be topped. But when the wine moved from the glass to where it belonged, which was on my palate, I was in heaven. Massive waves of opulent, decanted, lush, silky polished, bright deep fruits coated every part of my mouth, palate, teeth and gums. Other wine might be different, but I am not sure there are better wines as I was speechless.
First vintage with only 4 years old vines. Amazingly young and fresh nose. No tertiary aromas, no game or meat. Fresh fruit and good balance. Lacking a bit complexity for what it is. Needs much more time!
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