DRC 2007 vs 2009: Dyp rød med blåskjær. Ung og spiss nese av fioler, markjordbær og kirsebær. Litt stram og tett. I munnen, stram frukt med lett sødme og frisk syre. Preg av røde, lett søtlige bær. Tørr avslutning med lette tanniner. Fin lengde med svakt hint av smør i ettersmaken. 93- 94 P
The colour is young, between red velvet and violets. Reminds me of 2005. This wine has an intense scent of curry-powder, roses, wild strawberries, vinyl and grocer's shop. And I find a little green note that reminds me of mint ... or even eucalypthus. DRC's use of oak-barrles are impressive. They make it every time. I simply love this oak. And the use of sulphur gives the tone of burnt underbrush and curry that I adore. Even the first sip show the energy this wine has imbodied and performs like a Harley Davidson. Starts with a bang and then you feel the power in your body when the biker give it some gas, then the acceleration. But when the cool biker is satisfied after this impressive start and scared som women and kids, he just get into cruise-mode and drive into the distance, aiming for the horizon. So I must say the length is extraorinary. One thing that surprises me in this 2009 is the acidity. The acidity is more prominent than I expected in 2009 ... but this is a good thing. On the palate the oak performs a little different compared to other DRC's, but I think this depends on the green notes caused by the use of stems in this wine. In style between 2004 and 2008. But this just gives the wine more structure and a real backbone ... almost aristocratic carriage. I just love this wine :-)
Brilliant red colour. Sweet wild strawberries and strawberries. A stunning structure. Sharp and extremely elegant even though there is a lot of round lovely very clean red fruit. Vosne spices and erotic. Very fine indeed.
DRC 2009 tasting (Operakällaren, Stockholm): Light to medium red. In the nose red and dark berries, violet and other flowery notes, spicy, some toasted oak barrel, and some animal notes that emerge after a while. Initially rather closed nose, an impression of “hidden intensity”. On the palate red berries, noticeable minerality, quite present but fine tannin, spicy, good acidity. Long aftertaste with fine tannin, spice and minerality. Definitely young! 94+
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