This one struggles a touch to really hit it's stride and one is left with the feeling it should have been a bit more focussed and complex. Quite loose-knit on the palate with some funky cherry notes mixed with deeper, damp soil and some spices. Pinched acidity on the finish - for me a little too disjointed. Not bad, but was expecting more from this wonderful producer.
PDX Offline (Le Pigeon - Portland, OR): I’ve had some good experiences with 2000 Burgundies lately, so I was excited to see this being opened. The aromas were rustic but also had a nice juicyness to them. The fruit is bright and fresh, but this also had really beautiful floral aromatics. Like a high end potpourri this was spicy and elegant. The palate wasn’t as exciting as the nose and I think this may also be just in a funky spot right now. The wine was somewhat singular with its red fruit on the palate with subtle floral notes, but didn’t have much else. Certainly a pretty wine, my gut tells me this may not improve much.
Last bottle of three purchased. Opened for about 30-45 minutes before pouring the first glass. Didn't grab me the way previous bottles have, had a tired sweetness to the fruit I'm never excited about. Based on this bottle I wouldn't think this has much chance of turning into something impressive...
(from demi) Amazingly open nose compared to the 1999 which was consumed at the same time. Has an exuberantly charm and generosity, typical for the vintage. Drinks perfectly well now, but has still quite a bit tannins and fruit left so I would guess this could easily last for ten more years.
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