Tasted alongside the '05 Potel NSG 1er "Les Pezerolles". These two wines were very similar; both were shut down hard, with dark fruit / meat juice flavors buried under loads of tannin. The Fremieres was marginally more approachable and fruity; the Pezerolles showed more structure. Good potential here, but not much pleasure at the moment.
Ruby red color. The nose features cherry, strawberry, black cherry, earth and mineral. More complex than the Pezerolles and actually quite nice. Flavors are dominated by clean red fruit, decent expansiveness on the palate and good overall balance. However, this is extremely tannic (chalky and drying) on the otherwise nice finish. I thought this showed more character than the Pezerolles, but both are really too young to make a strong call one way or the other.
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