Decanted and consumed over about nine hours. Stony balanced red berry lean austere laser rocky mineral slatey juice. Reference Taillepieds -- yep. Sadistic, nervous, painful mineral -- yep. Nostalgic -- yep. Enjoyable and hedonistic -- Eh. This would pair well with gravel with a side of clotted blood. Great for what it is.
My third bottle of this, and the best one. Red fruit draped across a minerally, iron-fillings core. Hint of vanilla. Fragrant. Silky. Sneaky structure right at the end, but not obstrusive. Wide open, like a Michigan wide receiver right before a horrendously underthrown pass. So Taillepieds - this is as transparent as it gets. Lovely. My #2 wine on the night.
Highway to the D'Anger(ville) Zone (L'Apicio): Clean, ripe, gorgeous nose of of dark cherries and extremely prominent molten rock, with a minty herbal edge. Round and juicy but dense and sappy with that great Taillepieds molten undercurrent leading to a structured stony finish. Drinking beautifully now but with plenty of material to age, this is lovely and suffers only by comparison with the 05, which makes it seem a touch insubstantial.
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