Interestingly, this is showing much better than the 2006 did when it came out, and also more like the personality you expect from Gaudichots, with its powerful spicebox and tobacco aroma. We drank it together with the 2007 Dujac Malconsorts, and this started out the more accessible of the two (without the Dujac's stemmy spine) though the flavors were mostly similar... such is terroir. Not a whole lot of fruit to either one of them... such is the vintage. But the exotic spices are so evocative that it delivers a pretty memorable experience even with the sparse flesh on these bones.
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