Very young and rather tightly wound, though a six hour decant proved very effective in getting this to show it's stuff. Pretty well closed aromatics. Medium plus spice on the palate over a dense core of dark red fruit with a hint of green freshness. Finishes well with good length and intensity. This was very fun to watch as it started to open after a lengthy decant. Preferred this to its '05 counterpart and look forward to tasting again 10 - 15 years on.
Scrappy, showy, spicy, ferrous minerals and sweet, spicy cherries all swirled up in a blender. Precocious, to be sure, but shows promise. Resist temptation, let this rest and settle down, fill out. Balsam and spice and everything nice. Great value. Drink thru 2040, recommended
Aerated in decanter 2 hours (needed 6-7), served non-blind with the '85 and the '05.
Excellent. Mixed red and dark fruits, very "salty" and mineral, kiss of oak spice; ripe, smooth tannin, plenty of acid, very concentrated but without lots of weight, powerful, balanced wine. Super Gevrey, better than the bottles of Rousseau and Fourrier CSJ I've had in the past. Would love to age this.
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