Bright red on appearance. Nose was very minerally, lots of stone and acid. You could barely detect any fruits. On the palate, the wine was very austere, with very slight fruit but basically just so acidic. This was the essence of the wine, even after 2 hours. Perhaps something you would call a "classic" burgundy. There was good expression of the terroir, but the lack of fruits made it hard to enjoy.
Dark fruit, cherries, licorice at the end, very dry and savoury, firmly structured, fresh. OPens up a little bit but it is tightly knit. Either you bet on maturity bringing complexity over the next 10-12 years, or you drink it now in the belief that the austerity is what it is and ask yourself why they didn't chaptalize a little bit more... A serious wine, for sure, but not as immediately rewarding and pleasurable as I would have hoped.
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(Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes) Medium dark red color with pale meniscus; rosehips, cinnamon nose; solid, deep tart cherry, black cherry palate with oak edges; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
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