Quite a showing of this perfectly ready to consume grand cru. Never reaching the complexity of the very greats, this nonetheless unfolded with regal tones of plum, dark cherry, earthy roots, oak and smokey overtones. And with time, the wine began to take on richer, purple mysterious colors and flavors. A hint of anise and but also a velvety red/ almost black cherry/ plum voyage with breeding. Wonderfully silky too.
A perfect example of blackberry fruit expression, surprisingly fresh, espresso beans but not a hint of roasted characters. Polished palate, medium concentration, jammy but not overripe fruits and slightly lacking acidity. Based on my recollection this has fresher fruit expression than the 03 Truchot CDR. I am sure this will be heavily discounted at an auction and the one to look for in a mixed lot. Quite enjoyable.
One of two '03 Perrot-Minot closers with the cheese course. I'm not a big fan of '03 reds in general, and given that Perrot-Minot is already a bigger style this really was just too over the top for me. Recently had an '01 Perrot-Minot Mazoyeres and I enjoyed that much more, it had more structure. This was sweet, fat, and a little dumb by comparison.
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