Had this alongside the 06 Potel Clos de la Roche. This wine doesn't have the powerful nose of the other but does seem to be a little more accessible in the early stages. Didn't quite develop in the glass as much as the CdlR did but still quite nice.
Took several hours to really get going, but what a beautiful wine. Poised, detailed stones and cinnamon and fresh red fruits. Great irony yet silky palate feel and tannin. Perfectly balanced. No brett. Winner of a bottle. Delicious.
Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Singapore, Potel Tasting. (Harbour Grill, Hilton Hotel, Singapore): Very good indeed. I certainly preferred this to the already rather good Clos de la Roche, and even to the beautiful 2004 Clos St Denis. Unsually garnet hues for a young wine. Luxurious nose, which seemed to be singing with notes of clean, pure cherries, flowers and an interesting undertone of iron on one hand and mushrooms on the other. Wonderful sense of freshness and balance, with more of that clean, concentrated cherry and some strawberry fruit, all wrapped in a layer of nicely integrated sweet oak. Very round, very nice, with a finish that ended with the littlest hint of spice. Finish was not quite as long as the 2004, but this was really pretty and supremely elegant.
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