Tasted at an Allen Meadows event. With twelve years under the belt, the the colour is showing deeper rusty red colour. When you bring the gem to the nose, you will see the complexity of the wine, with spices like peppers, earth-tone, minerals, and a hint of perfume. Once you taste the wine, the nose follows through to the taste, with added blackberries, cigar/tabacco, herbal tea, chocolate and coffee. The wine is quite tannic, likely from the high percentage of stems used by Nicolas Potel. There are certainly still potential to age and I do like the style of the wine.
Lovely nose of restrained fruit. Dark red fruit taste, quite balanced with a long finish. Not much more than that but smooth and easy to drink. Maybe this will evolve more in time. Surprisingly, none of the heat associated with this vintage.
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