early for this one but after being open in the bottle for a couple hours really started to sing...funky, smokey secondary flavors, good not amazing length but pretty solid mouthfeel that seemed to gain size as the evening went along. Fruit is still present but seven years has seen seen it step back and the other characteristics step forward. should only get better
Light purple. Aromatics jump from the glass. Light bodied for a Tourtine. Very high acid and tannin. Minerals. Not ready to drink yet. I find this wine extremely interesting. When the 05's were released I was not very impressed other than really liking how the regular bottling went so well with fish. But now as the single vineyards are aging I am noticing wonderful changes. I drank this along with the 06 Tourtine and this is what I am thinking about today. A long nap in the cellar is what these 05's need. They will become truly excellent with time. I think in 10 or 15 years this will be surprising the few people with it in the cellar. Excellent (for me).
Decanted and poured, this wine has been tasted a couple of times since release. At this stage, the wine remains reserved and unyielding. The aromatics focus on notes of leather, earth and tar with the blackberry fruit residing in the background. The color is a youthful dark ruby to purple. The medium/full bodied palate shows a stern, reserved quality that detracts from the pleasure of the wine and gives is a slightly unbalanced character. Tannins makes a statement on the finish. Hopefully a few more years of bottle age will bring a more harmonious impression.
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