Upper shoulder fill. This came across initially as delicate with tangy, silken strawberries, but it very quickly gained weight, exhibiting sweet cassis, raspberry, cedar and smoke with harmonious acidity and soft tannins. Surprisingly youthful and quite special.
Recently acquired from a restaurant in Normandy this wine was as fresh as a trout. It had quite an expressive nose of raspberry, cassis, capsicum, cedar and smoke. It had good detail in the mouth with crisp berry fruits and just a hint of savoury development. It was mid-weight, lithe and crunchy and if served blind I suspect I would be guessing the wine was at least 20 or 30 years younger. A 60 pointer from RMP when he tasted in 1984 and suggested in 1998 that the wine is probably in serious decline. I thought the wine was tops.
Sampler tasting pour. Slightly oxidised coffee and savoury red fruit aromas. Smooth and surprisingly full across the atatck and mid-palate. A touch of cedar on the finish. Not hugely complex but in great shape for its age. ***
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