Dark ruby color. The oak and tannins are completely integrated. Tar and leather with a little dark cherry peaking through. Full mouthfeel and a good finish. Years to go but no need to wait. two hour decant.
This is so good...so complex. Full bodied. On open, strong barnyard notes which may bother some. Not an issue with 15 minutes of air in glass and bottle. Notes of earth, leather, herbs, dark berries, and licorice. Paired with ribeyes. We absolutely loved this. Very unique and old world / rustic.
Lunch au Quartier Général: Un nez qui évoque le gamay, ou la syrah, c'est floral et épicé. Bouche assez minérale, avec des tanins gommeux. Belle texture et équilibré dans style chaud, un peu rustique. C'est dense, ça manque un peu de fraicheur à mon goût. 89 pts.
J'étais sur un gamay moderne ou une vieille syrah...:(
HDH auction tasting at Tru; 6/24/2016-6/25/2016 (Chicago, IL): Bottle 33254. A bit reductive on the nose at first, but that blew off with air. There's so much animale on this, with really, really wooly tannins. Some denser red fruit, but no overripeness. Well made, but this is just too animale for my taste.
This showed more brett than my last bottle and I'm glad I choose not to decant it, as when first poured dark cherry, licorice, and forest floor all leap from the glass. With air, however, the brett dominates with notes of sweaty barnyard. Nicely structured, lush texture, fine tannins. A great wine that should drink well through 2025.
(Bottle number 28664. Opened, refilled, and sealed with new cork in 2015 at winery.)
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