En helt underbar doft med början till mognadstoner. Mogna hösthallon, körsbär, lite rökiga toner, höstskog, örter, rosor och stendamm. Otroligt balanserat, elegant och perfekt vin med en helt otrolig längd. Fantastiskt!
An amazing nose rises from the glass. So sexy and so much the essence of Grand Cru Vosne. Had this blind, and no question about this coming from DRC. Lovely scent of fine cherries, meat stock, dust, stems, herbs, minerals, crushed stones, Vosne spices, red flowers, roses and perfume. Amazing! The palate was no less amazing than the nose. Lovely clean tart berries, cherries, sweeter wild strawberries, spicy stems, amazing minerallity and great acidity. Incredible length and balance! Power and finesse in a perfect combo. Stayed on the tongue for 1,5 minutes +. I can almost still taste it. Very, very good, and actually open for business now. You can’t beat this. Sex in a bottle. My wine of the night. (96+ – 98)
Some at the table thought this showed a bit of bret but I have never seen bret in a DRC and thought it was meaty reduction that would breathe up and it did. Kit was however completely shut down and surly. Dark fruits are strewn with iron filings. It is dense and intense, in no mood to play today.
Dinner in Helsinki. Opened and drank over 2hrs. Nose and palate were a bit closed at first but after an hour they really got going. Super Ripe red fruit on both the nose and palate. Great concentration and depth with a long finish. Lots of power as expected for an 05 and while im sure this is somewhat shut down it will be great to have again in a few years.
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(Romanée-Conti Grands-Echézeaux) The aromatics have a much deeper aspect - mulberry and savoury oak, a little spice and only faint stems - much more ‘adult’ than the obviously riper Echézeaux. In the mouth it’s very tight, but at the same time, more intense. The tannin just shows a little astringency in the mid-palate, the impression is just a little less fresh than the Echézeaux too. The finish is a slow diminuendo and less impressive today than that of the Echézeaux. The aromatics are the only dimension that clearly outpoints the previous wine - clinging beautifully to the glass. This has great potential, but today has quite a sullen aspect.
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