Like others have commented, this wine is not a show stopper... but it did show a better bouquet and palate after 4 hours in the decanter. From my first taste out of the bottle, I would have rated it 84, simply lacking fruit, punch, or anything interesting.
Well, this has turned around from the awfulness of the bottle rmodak and I shared 5 years ago. A soft and inviting nose, maybe a bit polished for Pommard. Supple and round with ample body and hidden depth and power. This is forward and giving in spite of its reasonable structure, not in pejorative way, and has good presence without heaviness. Deeper pinot fruit, spice, good perfume, moss, and some earth in the background. It's still very primary but approachable and well built for a village wine. A very enjoyable, layered bottle of wine punching above its weight. I was one of the ones rmodak referred to as "others who were less kind" in 2008. I suspect it will be better in 2-3 years and last a lot longer (but hell what do I know, I hated this wine in 2008). Man, did I misjudge this in 2008. Well done.
Translucent garnet to the rim. Medium legs with subtle lingering seductive tears. Nose is dominated with dark black fruit, especially prunes and figs. A good deal of coffee and tobacco with mild cedar box on the nose. Very nice smooth mouth feel with sweetness contrasting the prunes and figs with spice notes on a spicy finish. Well integrated tannins. After some 10 minutes oak, vanilla and some barrique are expressed on the nose. The palate is now expressing sweet cherries. I'm going to allow this to open for a couple of hours and return before scoring.
Lovely wine, nose somewhat muted but nice fruit on the palate, well balanced with smooth tannins and acidity. Light fruit of cherries, strawberries, some mocha and chocolate. Medium legs and color. Medium palate as well. This wine needs a solid 2-3 hours and possible decanting. I believe the wine is still too young.
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