This shows a very fine, somewhat still primary and shy nose, with meat, deep dark fruits, touch of herbs and dark earthy spices. Palate shows earth and cherries with some fat raspberries. Good length and body. Touch bitterness present. Young. Fine Beaune 1:er Cru. (87 – 89)
Very approachable now with a pleasant round sweetness, light red spicy fruits; soft for a Beaune. Very slightly rustic. Gentle, slightly woody tannins at the finish don't take anything away but suggest 3-5 years of further improvement. Unlike other tasters I didn't find the wine overly acidic or tightly wound. I would score this higher (90-91) on the flavor profile and elegance but found it so light that it was borderline diluted.
This Lafarge was more open in on release with bottle shock then it is now. I came back to it 3-4 times in a 3 day period and it was wound tighter then a drum. Not sure if it will ever unwind. This may be the case for many of the 05 V and PC wines.
Closed so tightly, far more so than when I last tasted it a few years back. And all the king's horses, and all the king's men, and even 3+ hrs in a wide-mouthed decanter couldn't open it up again. I'll have a grey beard by the time this is ready. Geez, still a bit like a shut down Morgon or Fleurie.
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