Tasted blind, this wine showed a medium deep red center and light red rims. It had a medium intensity nose of over-ripe cherries, violets, and brown spices. It seem young and tight.
In the mouth, this wine was medium bodied with rounded tannins and great length.
As noted, there was a bit of old vines, over-ripeness to this wine. This was married with the slight "toughness" of the vintage. It will certainly benefit from more time in the cellar. Whether or not it is able to move to a higher level or not, as it ages, is up for debate.
Alt-Paulée at Bouley: Drinking very well and feels as though there is still some fat to shed, still some fruit packaging that while very lovely, is obscuring the essential soil character underneath. Then again I've not had more than one or two other mature bottles from this vineyard and maybe this is the way the wine is - a lush and powerful mouthful of very classy fruit. Either way, very lovely. A stark contrast to the sheer and lithe Jean Gros Vosne Reas It was served alongside.
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