Dark red in color, nose of slight meatiness, flower petals and cherries. Medium palate but a bit straight forward and simple, fragrant but overall showing a bit more age than it actually is, but the nose is great.
Impromptu Burgundy night (Duxton Hill, Singapore): William's bottle. Pretty good, but a little disappointing when stacked up against some of the fabulous Potel bottlings I have tried recently. This was a dark ruby coloured wine, with a really nice nose showing leather, dust and sweet dark cherry with a hint of cola, a few flower petals and, strangely, some Gauda cheese. Very extracted feel from the dark colour and dense nose. This certainly showed on the palate as well, which had a firm undergirding of tannins supporting dark cherries, a hint of cola, and slightly savoury, black olive flavours. Fine balance with good power and length. Just lacked a bit of something special for all that extract. Very much enjoyed nonetheless.
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(Nicolas Potel Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts) Medium cherry color with clear meniscus; nice tart strawberry, sous bois, roses nose; tart red fruit, rosehips palate with good acidity; medium finish
(Potel Nicolas Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts) Understated, edgy, coffee-tinged fruit on the nose - the nose never really expands in our time together. Roll this concentrated wine around in your mouth and you get sweet, dense fruit and many dimensions of flavour. The wine still seems to be opening out as you move from the mid-palate into the finish - a peacock’s tail.
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