Dufter av skogbunn, kaffe og friske mørke bær med innslag av modent treverk og svisker. Kjølig og konsentrert mørk frukt på smak med en delikat og lang tanninstruktur. En elegant og moden vin som tåler mange år i kjelleren.
From a magnum, served at 18C. Mild, somewhat subdued fruits, a touch of pickle, but much less than expected from 6 years in old US oak. On the lighter, elegant side. At this point I like it more than 2001, it is more drinkable, more ready now.
Somehow my last bottle of this, I just couldn't stop drinking them. At a great place in evolution, drinking better than the 2001 right now, less overt oak and generally more integrated. Warm, mature, and familiar while showing great interest, fruit, and freshness too. Lots of bottle variability as is typical with LdH, but instead of having a poor year, they just made a wine to enjoy while the other ones rest.
Pulled cork 30 min before dinner at home (but could not decant), and drank over 1.5h. Garnet color showing little evolution. Fairly prominent oxidative notes on nose and palate, similar to what you get sometimes in 20+ year old Sangiovese. Some oak, herbs. Fairly pronounced acidity on the finish, which is of short to medium length. First time having Lopez de Heredia and not a fan of the style.
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