Ahhh La Turque.À mon sens, presque un vin parfait. Il le sera dans quelques années à mon avis. Poivre long , fruits rouges confits de petite jeunesse insolente. Une longueur incroyable et soyeuse.Millésime assez moyen mais une grande bouteille. Un petit côté roasted et de tabac blond. 19/20 +
Senndoff (Adrian's Apartment - Chicago, IL): Drank alongside the 2002 Turque, this was far more enjoyable to me...which wasn't all that surprising. There was still a lot of oak lingering on the nose and palate, but it had a nice pure core of dark fruit, earth, and something like bacon. Some of the newer LaLa's seem to get overrun by the oak, and while it's a part of this wine, the fruit is winning out. Maybe give it some more time to let the oak recede a bit more? Or, age will just give the oak more of a starring role...I'm really unsure.
Senn-d off: This is definitely a step up from the 2002. Reading my old tasting note though, I have to wonder what I was smoking at the time. Vosne-Romanee? Seriously? This does have elegant crunchy red fruit on the nose, with a slight tinge of blackberry thrown in the mix. The vanilla note is still there, but definitely much more restrained here. The palate is a lot denser and richer than the 2002 as well, so it does handle the oak a lot better. Slightly peppery, with really tasty acidity. Still quite light (is it the viognier?). Decent syrah, but this really doesn't come close to the masters.
As I have usually found the least impressive of the three La Las. It is designed to combine the best of Mouline and Landonne but winds up falling between two stools. What it does have is a dense and gritty mid palate, huge power and concentration, and kinky exotic overtones and New World exuberance. There is little balance and not a lot of complexity here, and no personality or finesse either; just unalloyed power. Clinical and soulless.
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