Bourgogne soirée (at Adina's): double decanting 2 hours prior to tasting typical fine & qualitative aroma with earthy-spicy notes med-full bodied, round integrated tannins, good acidity & minerality, fruity & spicy flavours, mature, powerful, ready to drink now and can keep few years more.
Dark beet red color, nearly opaque. Vanilla, cherry, licorice on nose. Bit of cola comes in later. Palate is tart and tannic with cherry and strawberry red fruit, vanilla, and a long strawberry finish. Gains herbal, tea, and tannic notes with air time. Still needs time to unwind, it seems. Hold. Resample in 2015?
Popped, poured and drank over an hour or so. Alluring black cherry aromatics dominate the nose with notes of damp earth, leather, black spice, and roasted meat. There is still some noticeable wood, but most of it has integrated into the wine. Great black cherry, earth, and dark spice notes on the palate as well. Fantastic texture with a lengthy finish and great acidity. This is in a really great place right now.
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(Dugat-Py Bernard Gevrey-Chambertin Coeur de Roy) Medium-plus cherry-red colour. On opening, the nose was actually rather engaging - like the Fourrier only denser. After about 40 minutes it’s deeper-still, rather savoury and ungainly - which is a shame - fortunately after 90 minutes it freshens up a little to give a relatively diffuse black-shade fruit which is not great but is certainly better - the last drops in the glass give cause for optimism though. The palate has a smooth, understated entry, in fact it’s silky smooth, linear and with darker-shaded fruit. The finish is understated, and the length is the equal of the 99 Fourrier that follows.
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