Opened for 3 hours before drinking, dark red color, nose of red fruit and full panoply of spices and dried herbs. Everything is in the right place, perfect balance, in perfect harmony, just the right amount of fruit vs acidity. Iron fist in a velvet glove, infanticide for sure but can see the enormous potential ahead.
Slow ox for 3 hours, decanted for 1 hour. The nose was minty with wild berries, stones, flowers and spices. Throughout a three hour dinner, the wine really opened up. The ripeness of 05 vintage slowly emerged with a very well balanced sweetness coming around towards the middle of the dinner. The finish was long and round with lush on the palate. This one is really the standard of a perfect burgundy and a masculine DRC. It is too young today, but it will be entering its drinking window in 10 years. By that time, I would imagine its a 97-98.
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!
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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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