Not too surprising, but this has a lot of structure, and while there is still a lot fruit, it's not all that open. Enjoyable after some time in the decanter, but I expect this will show better in a few years
Very similar to the last bottle, very expressive red fruit nose, ripe tomato and crushed raspberry. Again, the palate is a bit more muted, high-toned cherry, roasted tomato and cranberry. It has the ripe fruit notes from the vintage, but leaves you wanting a bit more from the palate. I'll give the next bottle a few more years to open up, as there's still a lot of potential here.
Still carrying a little extra fruit from the warm vintage, but that's just an observation, not a complaint. Generous and open, this is the quintessential roast chicken wine. Good thing we had it with roast chicken - a delight and gone too fast. Wish I had another case.
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(Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent) Group's #3 (my #6) – 41 pts.; 2, 0, 1, 0 - dark ruby color; tart currant, green herb, tart plum nose; tight, tart currant, green herb, light white pepper, mineral palate; needs 1-2 years and should go 6-plus; medium-plus finish
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