On the nose dark cherries, cassis, truffle and a touch of mocha. Medium bodied palate with grainy tannins, subtle truffle notes, dark berried fruit and good depth. A wine that still needs little time to soften the tannins and acidity, but the wait will surely be worth it !
Pre-Burgundy BBQ (Roy and Soo Yar's, Jalan Hari Raya): Excellent. Still young, still with years of development ahead of it before it is anywhere near ready, but this has certainly come around very nicely since I last tried it upon release some four-and-a-half years back. It had a lovely nose, with a ringing clarity to its sour cherry notes, lovely perfumy florals and a generous seasoning of undergrowth and peppery spice. The palate was youthful but very delicious, with bright, juicy flavours of sour cherries and sweet blueberries with a nice lilt of fresh cut flowers. Still rather primary, but one could just about pick up a nice earthy depth beneath the more lifted flavours. This was another very complete wine, with both power and elegance aplenty. Solid finish too, bright, juicy, with supple tannins wrapped around lovely sour cherry and flower notes laced with a good amount of spice. While not the most complex of wines, it had such a lovely texture and feel - quite the iron fist in a velvet glove. I really enjoyed this, and it has the potential to grow into something special. My wine of the night.
Excellent nose of berries and spice and eventually a minty note emerged as well. Very expressive. Palate takes a little longer to develop but with time it opened up to show very nice depth and a long finish.
Tasted again. The wine is really good, one of the best 2006s I have had the chance to taste. Complex, and dark fruit and spice. Big tannins. This wine has lots of room to grow. Drink if you like them young, hold if you want to get the most out of this one.
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