HDH auction tasting at Tru; 9/18/2015-9/19/2015: Wow. Pretty. Bright, high-toned cherry and cranberry on the nose. So floral and elegant. The palate is similarly elegant and light, with a crunchiness you can imagine from slightly unripe red fruits. But the acidity here is lovely, and there's no sign of the fruit drying out. Great stuff.
A long lunch at Helen's place (Martinborough, NZ): Deep garnet colour. Again, the nose screams Gevrey. Aromas of bright, pure red berries with a suggestion of savouriness and a little feral element. In the mouth a lovely wine, quite open, bursting with ripe red fruit. Grand Cru fruit weight, structure and length. I was thinking this was a 2002 and a Gevrey Grand Cru really surprised that it was a 2008. Quite a silky mouthfeel with cultured, well proportioned tannins. A relatively sleek, modern wine. Surprisingly forward now, this wine is still of course a long term cellar wine.
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