Translucent with light browning on the fringe. Spice and some leathery characteristics on the nose. Vapid mid palate. Tart red fruit, salinity on the finish. I don't recall what this was like in its youth, I'm guessing the stems have transformed into spice and aromatics today, the highlights of the wine.
I enjoyed this more than I did the bottle in 2014 that seemed over the hill. The last bottle I have will rest for another few years as an experiment.
The cork was saturated and leaking slightly, despite be in the wine cellar since release. Showed signs of some oxidation. Red fruits slighly muted. Still nice spice on the finish. Would love to caught this one earlier.
Rhys @ QCH (Quality Chop House, London): Declassified Family Farm. Slightly cloudy pale ruby. Soft red fruit and a touch of caramel. There's a gentleness here. Soft and rounded, a bit of liquorice . Relatively short and a bit soft on the finish but very pretty and drinkable. Reminds me of a minor Chambolle, Potel Bellenum 01 VV to be specific. ***1/2
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(Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir San Mateo County) Medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; black cherry, beets nose; delicious, silky textured, balanced, tart cherry, red fruit, strawberry, raspberry palate with minerality; medium finish 91+ pts.
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