This time the bottle was opened earlier to breathe. The slightly green character is more apparent with more air. Nose with red fruit, floral herbs and green bell pepper. Palate on the light side for a DRC Ech, slightly under ripe tannins at the end, medium finish.
Slow ox for 3 hours. The nose had spices, herbs, greenness, mint and wild berries. Overall it was consistent with my previous note, but this bottle had a longer aeration. The palate had red fruit along with some spices and menthol. My concern on this wine is that the greenness will intensify. I would love to revisit after 3 years on this one. I believe it will be the best drinking window by then. 92 for tonight as it was more open than last time.
Opened for 3 hours before consuming. Minty nose with lots of Asian spices, slightly herbal, slightly green at first and some red floral notes in the back. Medium plus palate which will need more time to resolve itself, slight extraction in the back and noticeable tannins. A fine effort for the vintage with at least a point of improvement with more bottle age, slightly disjointed at the moment.
Herbal note, minty, tiny bits of green note, bright cherries and strawberries. After some time with air, some candied fruits started to emerge. It tasted a 07 to me. The wine is too young. Give it 5 more years and it will be better. As of tonight, its a 91pt for me. Slightly below my expectation for a drc. The decanting tonight was clearly not long enough (90 mins)
Seductive rich earth and forest filter though plum and blackberry spice and lavender. This round and balanced beauty, fills the mouth with luscious luxury luxuriating like perfectly ripe fall cherries and etches in your memory an aroma of infinite complexity. Decanted for four hours and the everything just kept getting better.
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