@ the hotel before dinner (Hostellerie de Levernois, France), en magnum. Youthful, bright red fruit, acid, a bit taut and thin at first, put on weight with time, very SLB in character. Will likely get better with bottle age but at this time in its evolution, not exactly my style.
Transparent cranberry robe with an earthy, sweet cherry aroma. The smooth palate shows decent lift thanks to the ample acidity and tannins. Cherry, earth, pine and truffles help to balance out the structure. Bize's use of Oak is so deft that it is barely noticeable. This is pretty damn satisfying right now, in a rather straight forward way, but promises to unfurl into something quite special if left in the cellar for at least a few more years. Upside: 1-2 pts.
Semi-tight nose with little bit of dust and bright, red fruit. The brightness from the nose really comes through on the palate as well with quite intense lingonberry/cranberry notes. Quite light-bodied and with high acidity. Still a bit tight, will probably need a few more years.
Light red color. Light body. Abundant red fruit on the nose. On the palate, more red fruit as well as plenty of stoniness and acidity. At first it reminds me of a red Sancerre (I like red Sancerre), but with about an hour of air it deepens and grows richer; it displays its true Burgundian nature. Delightful, pleasurable wine.
Un nez franc et vif, bonne trame acide détectable. Une note réglissée se développe après un temps dans le verre, au palais tout est fluide et facile, la finale s'évanouit très vite, vin prêt à boire assurément.
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