Somewhat lighter ruby color. Pretty cut of cherry on the nose with red spices. This is somewhat muted and hidden but wih some coaxing and air I find the lovely medicinal cherry fruit and classic iron minerals of Rousseau's CSJ. Lighter-bodied and definitely lacks the richness and depth of better vintages but the wine is elegant and the finish finely complex with cherry spice and mineral notes. A lovely wine but still a shadow of what this wine can be in better vintages. I wonder if I'm just catching it at the wrong time. 90?
Drank over 4 hours. Lovely red fruit and some floral notes on the nose. More red fruit and a touch a dark/blue fruit on the palate. Nice mineral notes and great spice with just a bit of stems. Easy, forward and not very powerful, but sweet a nuanced. Medium++ finish. Great now and will improve.
This wine showed great tonight. Took about 2 hours to open. Was full of variety of crushed red fruits, ever-so-light texture. Oak is not prominent and deftly integrated. Nothing is out of place. Can't imagine that this will be more enjoyable with more age, but certainly has a long time left and will show more complexity.
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