Leon's Burgundy @ Medlar (The Medlar, London): Full garnet, almost dull ruby. Looks far younger than the Faiveley alongside. Tighter and more focused on the nose. A touch of orange juice. More focused on palate too. Redder fruit. Quite dry on the finish. Hasn't quite got the fruit to cover the acidity and relict tannin. Getting a tad astringent with air. Looks younger in the glass than the 98 Giradin CdlR. ***
Dark red/brick centre, brown/orange edge. Volatile, leather, earthy - very fragrant. Liqueur-like, unctuous feel. Full of balsamic notes, wood, stewed fruit, caramel, med long. Two bottles with same notes. A very generous and gracious host said it was harvested on Sept 1 after a very dry season. Low acidity and high tannin when young; early bottling. Luc encouraged us to continue to age our 2003s since they experienced similar weather.
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