The nose had a mix of red and black fruit, not pungent at all despite opening it for 3.5 hours. This is the problem of young vines of rsv. The palate was not round and elegant for a drc rsv, but the weight and intensity were there. The palate was better than the nose. The finesse of the wine was there. I do not believe the wine will improve significantly with aging. Perhaps this is a drc and the expectation should be higher.
Darker and denser than the Rouget CP. Darker fruit, spice, some smoke on the nose. More red fruit and rose petals on the palate. Lean, but sweet and open. More perfumed with more air. Excellent grip, did not have the finesse of the CP. Medium ++ finish.
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(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant) Medium cherry color with sediment and pale meniscus; gorgeous raspberry and tart cherry nose; tasty, tart cherry, raspberry, spice palate with depth and good acidity; long finish
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