This was a wow wine from start to finish. The nose definitely speaks of its vintage, with ripe intensity, though it is far from being overblown; on the contrary, the notes of Bing cherry and violets have a great deal of lift and vivacity. On the palate, the tannins are just starting to soften, powerful yet weightless, with the heft of Gevrey and the delineated elegance of Lavaux St. Jacques. The intensity of cherry on this wine is perhaps more penetrating than any Pinot I've ever experienced, so pure and fresh. A touch of vanilla as well, though not in any way that comes across as confectionary or overtly oaky. Long, long finish that echoes more cherry and floral notes, as well as a hint of the autumnal character that is sure to come with some more bottle age. A wonderfully complex Burgundy that should age beautifully.
Obviously pretty tannic right now and in need of some sleep but I think this is going to be a very good burg in 5-10 years. Mineral and cherry flavors with just the slightest amount of cut hay on the nose.
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