PnP and drank about an hour later. Complex, layered, long and red fruited with great focus and minerality. Unfortunately, only entering its prime drinking window. Miles to go before this truly rocks. No forest floor yet but this should be awesome around 2020-2025. I'll hope for some discipline and drink my last around 5-7 yrs from now when I'm 65-70 yrs old. Wow. A very pleasant wine right now but much more fireworks down the road if we all have the challenging patience to wait.
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(Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs) Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour right up to the rim. The nose starts with a muddle of oaky and mixed-fruit notes really needing around twenty minutes before the mist starts to lift, given thirty and focus reigns. It's deep, creamy and totally red with white pepper over a fading marzipan. Versus the 99 at the same stage this is a completely different expression, the 99 had laser-like but densely expressed fruit whereas this is broader but without the same depth and ultimate concentration. That said there is a beautiful balance to this creamy wine with subtlety being the main hallmark. Fades very slowly. Excellent. Perhaps it's only 90% as good as the 1999 but that's 90% of a very big number, I'm glad there are a few in the cellar!
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