A reticent nose. After a lot of swirling it reveals spice and strawberries. There's a very spicy, peppery, minerally, red fruit-laden palate that's almost surprisingly rich, and yet with almost no weight. A 30+ second finish. Drinking nicely. I did not decant this time and it was best after about an hour with the bottle open. I'm looking forward to drinking my remaining bottles over the next couple of years.
A very nice Vosne pinot nose of spicy red fruit and tar. Lean red fruit, minerals and pepper on the palate, with an especially spicy and peppery midpalate and a nice backbone of acidity and a long, well defined finish. A very lovely wine. Nice. Decanted for an hour, but I'm not sure it really needed it.
8 Grand Echezeaux, Leflaive, 63/83 Fonseca, 1885 Blandy's: Ruby/purple. The nose is earthy with cherries. On the palate, cherries. this wine is so tightly layered. It has an underlying complexity but it will take a few years to begin to unravel. Great texture with a nice backbone of acidity. Long finish. Another one whose best days need to be on the other side of some cellaring.
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