First of several bottles by this producer. Garnet color lightening to terracotta at the rim. Slow creeping legs. The nose is forest berries, chocolate, vanilla, some oak and spice. On the palate raspberries, chocolate, and cherries, plenty of acidity and really nice length. Seems to be at peak and pop 'n' pouring was the right call as air is braising it a bit. No cold storage here just Canadian climes. Delicious :-)
This is a weird wine. The consistency from bottle to bottle is poor. This bottle was dominated by sour cherry notes period after which it was hard to taste anything. I vacuumed the bottle and on day two it tasted much better. The sour cherry was all gone but, while the wine was enjoyable, it did not have any classic Burgundy flavors. I will leave my remaining bottles alone for a while and see what happens the next time.
A bit more fruit in evidence than the last bottle but quite acidic and sharp at the front end. Mellowed a bit as the wine warmed up. The suggested drinking window is to 2013 and i am not sure if this wine has passed the peak or is still improving. Will try another bottle in 3 to 6 months.
I agree with Mrbuzz. Nothing wrong here but seems to be missing something. Very muted nose and flavors. Hopefully just closed up and needs some more bottle age to open up a bit and shine. I will wait a year before trying again.
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