8th of 12, pnp, perfect cork and level - a stone's throw from Angerville's Taillepieds, but what a difference in style, much more weighty, almost burly, dense black cherry flavours cut with vanilla, creamy and long, a step up on previous bottles hinting at pleasant surprises around the corner, pure but in a very different way from Angerville. Fine (17.5).
Pretty nose with sweet raspberry cream, florals and mild spice note. On the palate, though, this has rust and iron notes at the forefront. Lighter body and thin. Fades on the back end. Not showing well.
HDH auction tasting at Tru; 12/10/2015-12/12/2015 (Chicago, IL): Herbaceous, with some very mulchy oak notes. The palate is definitely better, showing a bit of tart red fruits and the same oak. Decent Burgundy, if foursquare and uninspiring. I remember my first experiences with the Lafon reds to be very exciting -- what happened to the magic?
7th of 12, pnp, previous notes very good or better - dark, dusty plum red, some lightening on rim; plummy, some spice, vanilla and farmyard; medium full, decent plummy/cherry fruit, dusty tannins, still a bit burly and coarse, ready but still improving. Very good indeed (17/20).
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