Medium to light brick with good and full halo, looks exactly like an well aged Pinot. The nose is intense and delivers a great expression with tea leaves, mushroom, forest. I found a quite disturbing acetic coming out of the wine that confuses with the rich spices (cinamon?) that comes out but burns on the nose. The palate is silk and fills the mouth with delicious flavours but some green tannins that seems out of place. An extraordinairy wine that a few Pinot can get there.
Where is the beef? In other words, where is the ripe fruit? This wine is hard, firm, structured and bright. The fruit is fresh, but it's too fresh for me. This is really on the crisp, tart, spicy, red fruit side of the style range. Served double blind, this did not moprh into a beauty when the label was revealed. There are drinking wines and selling wines. This is a wine to sell.
Dinner at Doyle & Lesley's (Vancouver, BC): Light to medium garnet colour with some bricking at the rim. Served in massive Baccarat red Burg glasses. Beautiful aromas of spice, violets, dark red fruits, barnyard and earth jumped from the glass with such a delicate yet generous profile. The generosity continued on the palate with rich and masculine red and black fruit flavours, along with spicy and earth tones too. The mouthfeel is silky and the fine tannins and moderate acidity are perfectly balanced. More spice and earthy flavours appear on the lengthy finish. What amazed me about this wine was the richness and generosity of the fruit while being so silky and delicate at the same time. This was singing the entire evening and never stopped or faded one bit. In a superb place right now. Outstanding.
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(DRC Richebourg) The 1989 DRC Richebourg was more classic, possessing more elegance than the LT. There were plenty of musk, earth and nut aromas balanced by rose and vitamins. There were also lots of vitamin flavors and a long finish, which was full of excellent acidity like its sibling. I liked the fruit of the Richebourg and its flavors better, but I couldn’t rate it higher than the La Tache and the LT’s impressive breed and structure. With that being said, the Richebourg was really good and a more enjoyable wine on this occasion
(DRC Richebourg) out of three-liter. The wine was rich and had a spicy, hot, minty nose. The wine was intense, and there was no missing its leather, alcohol, earth and oak aromas. The flavors were beefy, leathery and gritty
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