Was open for about 4 hours before we tried it. Lots of spice and herbs. Full on, modern palate. Well structured, somewhat tannic finish. Given the vineyard location, I imagine this needs some time but clearly the producer has a lot to do with what happens here.
2006 Burgundy Test Drive: The expected spice scents that emerge immediately on opening eventually segue to a green melange of stalkiness and herbs. This has a powerful bite to it that overwhelms the fruit element, which at the moment doesn't feel quite rich enough to balance out the structural beams here. There's nice layering and complexity but right now it feels like someone took out a big chunk of what this needed to be a wholly complete wine. Fortunately, the spice is back in the leftovers the next day, which are much more complete and harmonious, though still fiercely structured -- and it's not until the day after that that it really rounds into form and leaves you with that characteristic mouthful of five-spice on the back.
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(Potel Nicolas Vosne-Romanée Les Gaudichots) Much more depth and density here - this is a grand cru nose. Here is another tight Vosne, but versus all that have gone before, there is an extra creamy density. Only hinting at what’s in the tank, but this will be excellent.
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