Red and black cherry, floral and earth aroma. On the palate it is highly structured, though elegant and reserved rather than robust and dense. The fruit is in the background, not at all obvious with a mineral character to it. The wine is built more on the delicate tannins and acid than obvious fruit, finishes long and pure. Lovely complexity and balance, though no bruiser. Opened up over three days showing more power and class.
Couldn't resist trying. Good medium ruby core with gentle fading at edge. Highly perfumed combination of raspberry, sour cherry, and a dollop of licorice. Big for a Volnay, which means medium body, some smoke, spice, and earth at the end in addition to ripe but finely rendered fruit. Light underpinning of wood. Excellent acidity, not terribly tannic. This was truly excellent, with wonderful balance that made it inviting even at this early juncture. I look forward to following it over the years.
Early Look at Mid-Priced 2005 Burgundy: Tasted blind along with other 2005s. Modest nose was slightly floral with red and black cherry. Palate also came across as the more subdued in the flight, only showing interesting character on the well structured finish that had some spice peaking through. Wait and see. I'm told this opened up considerably the next day.
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