PnP. Translucent red; initially: airy nose hinting at spice and herbs. On the palate middle-weight red fruits with some tightness/tannins/drying on the finish. Will see how this develops with air given some of the comments. The nose on this improves quite markedly with air; however, the finish becomes more intrusive with drying tannins. Drink up. Stored corked over night room T; this has markedly improved with the tannins integrating nicely into a more intense red fruit profile. Perhaps needed more time!? Given this experience would decant.
On opening (admittedly without giving enough time to acclimatize from cellar temperature), this was hugely disappointing - no nose, high acid, and no finish. After a 3 hour decant and consumption over another 2-3 hours, it transformed into a great wine. Nose of soft spices (cinnamon, etc.) with a comparably smooth palate. Medium body and density with smooth tanins, but what really impressed was the delicateness and complexity of the spice component. On the second day, the wine had mellowed, though perhaps some of the intensity was lost. Given the extended decant required, I don't think this will be fully ready for another 3-4 years. 91-92.
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(Potel Nicolas Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts) An understated nose of faint red berries. Whilst this is also a little tight, it’s showing more than the Malconsorts - quite wide an interesting if undemonstrative - no negatives.
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