Complex aromatics of decaying leaves, earth, smoke, rose petals and brown sugar. It has good posture and a fine, minerally spine. It is still relatively compact but as it takes on air sweet cherry fruit intensifies at its core. It finishes with outstanding cut thanks to breezy acidity and length of flavour is terrific. Still has a long life ahead of it but a joy to drink today.
This was a lovely bottled much fresher than one a couple of years previous. Deceptively light in body. The nose was fabulous, there was still cherry fruit, some violets, truffley forest floor and a little subtle spice. The palate had a huge depth of flavour to it with the acidity in perfect balance, really very lovely indeed.
A stupendous bottle tonight, where all the cosmic elements aligned - much more rounded than previous bottles where all the components fell into place perfectly. A stinky, feral nose of sous-bois, red fruits, forest floor and sweet cherries mixed with soil and spices. Smells coming up from nowhere it seemed at times. Light weight yet somehow dense. Astonishing wine.
Unusual nose. Floral but also with some distinctively smell not exactly like wet earth. Not very clean nose. Maybe this is a more mature version of 2003 vintage with ripe and meaty fruits. Still hold up extremely well despite its age, should last for a while yet. Quite interesting and I am not sure why the great RP scores it 75 pts. 91-92 pts
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(Mommessin Clos de Tart) From magnum - dark medium red; mature, baked cherry and allspice nose; tasty, mature, baked cherry, cherry pie, black cherry with soy sauce and tart black cherry toward medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
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