Wines at Mike's: A bright, vibrant, deep Ruby colour. A beautiful fragrance, led by violets, dark roses and other florals, mixed Asian spices, small, ripe raspberries and red and black cherries. A high toned, very pure bouquet. Amazing purity and crystalline fruit on palate. Very precise, driven, focussed and linear. A melange of red and black berry fruit. Beautifully poised and balanced. It almost makes the Perrot-Minot (going back to it) look clumsy and broad by comparison (but that's unfair to the Perrot-Minot). Tasting it blind it had to be (1) a DRC, and (2) a Richebourg, but I picked the vintage as, first, 2002, and then 2007. I would have expected a 2006 to have had the potential to get here in a few years. However, at the end of 2015, I would have expected the wine to have been more closed ... Presently gorgeous, this Richebourg of course will still reward significant cellar time.
Third bottle of this wine and it continues to under preform. You expect more. This time it's very green and if I had this blind I would have guessed 2004. 2008 from Gros Frere et Souer killed it tonight.
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