A curious one this in the sense that it's behavviour / evolution was quite surprising to me as one who normally drinks his burgundies when more mature. Opened and a small tasting glass poured on Saturday eve. Really dense, tight, tannic. Oodles of everything but not a fun drink. Owing to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to drink any more of this and re-stoppered it. I looked again on Sunday lunchtime. Initially the nose was very stewed and oxidised. I poured a glass and the oxidised fruit seemed to blow off and reveal a sturdy but complete wine, so I enjoyed a couple of glasses with lunch and restoppered it. On Monday I had a quick tasting sip before going out to dinner. Surprisingly it still seemed to be holding together. On Tuesday evening I drank it. Finally. it's lovely. No sense of oxidation/deterioration, merely one of opening up and improving. Really deep, plush, slightly smokey dark red fruit, almost hints of black fruit. Some tannin but balanced by the fruit and acidity. Lovely velvety mouthfeel, a nicecrunch and decent length. Characteristics still obviously pretty primary but this is very nice indeed. One to decant or drink over sseveral days at the moment of tuck away for a few years. An education that I so nearly discarded before the lesson had really begun. **(**)
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(Potel Nicolas Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts) The nose is a little fatter than the Damodes; some spice but overall remains quite reserved. Wide impression over the tongue, very well packaged tannin and reasonable length - but overall a little too tight so say great or not…
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