HDH auction tasting at Tru; 5/15/2015-5/16/2015 (Chicago, IL): Yes, you can tell that this is a much lighter vintage. Red florals, good lift, and very light-bodied. The palate is similarly light-bodied, and I'd probably drink this sooner than later. A good amount of stems and meat. Lovely stuff; I think Guigal always performs the best in off vintages.
BYOB HT14#3: Clearly more mature than the '97 La Turque by its side. And I won't keep my last bottle for too long. Nose is dominated by lovely roasted oak, coffee, leather, tobacco, ceder, pepper, meat and some green notes.
High acidity, mature fruit and velvety smooth texture. High intensity, and a long, but quite dry finish. Looking forward to try again, on its own. This time it wouldn't shine in the shadow of its younger brother. #BYOB
Excellent nose. Very complex fruits almost hidden. Fresh and with hints of mineral earth, leather and floral notes. Very delicious. Lovely velvety fruit on the palate. Good structure and still has tannic power. Very good density of fruit. Lovely red berried complex fruits. Supremely elegant, fresh and flavoursome.
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