Brown coloured, forest floor and wood in nose. Very spicy taste, more grainy tannins like in NSG, sour bois, wood and a little bit greeny. Aftertaste very long, spicy. On day two less flavour, more brown colour, but still good. I think it at its peak now.
Decanted for over an hour. Some initial funkiness has morphed into mushrooms, sous bois, sweet cherries, and cranberries. Very soft, with tangy acidity and well-integrated tannins. Lengthy finish. I find this very seductive and delicious, but probably not worth the $70 price tag. Don't know how much this will develop in the coming years (this is my only bottle), but it's very drinkable right now.
Clumsy out of the gates day one -- high-toned Pinot fruit, a lot of wood, some green vegetal notes, just out of balance. By day two, this has come together nicely. The wood is less evident, Vosne spice peaking through, ripe red restrained fruit with some subtle herbateousness. The evolution here since last tasted is, however, a little troublesome -- I don't this is bottle variability. I guess a real long decant would help, but I'm inclined to let remaining bottles linger in the cellar for at least another year. Thought this would remain steady as an early drinker. Tricky vintage for sure.
This wow'd us right out of the bottle. Elegant Vosne nose with complex hints of brambles and iodine, twigs and leaves. Very primary but perfectly integrated. Linear and focused palate with acidity and richness in balance. Leaner than the Cathiard Vosne villages 2007, but more complex, elegant and enjoyable.
Absolutely beautiful juice. Great nose of smokey red and dark fruit, raspberry candy, rhubarb, a touch of tar and burnt rubber. The fruit on the palate has so much finesse to it -- precise red fruit, very approachable. The acid is there, in check. Great balance and length. This speaks of Vosne, drinks like a Premier Cru should. Goes down oh so easy. Decanted and drank over about three hours -- this only got bigger and more complex with time. In sum, this is a wonderfully transparent, superbly balanced wine that is drinking very well now.
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