Developed, with sweet maple-y strawberry fruit and mushroom, with gentle soy notes. A bit roasted per the vintage, with barely moderate concentration. Mature and resolved, I see no upside to holding this further. Did not decant, but this was best after several hours open. There were initially some metallic brett notes that mostly moved to the background as this opened up. Very tasty but a little disappointing for what it is.
Brought this to my wine tasting group featuring red Burgundies 2002 and older. Beautiful expression of elegance in this richly flavored lighter burgundy. Nose was ripe cherries and some strawberries and same fruit faded by time around the edges. Not so much dried as much as less ripe. An earthiness to the nose tethers the fruit and I tasted a rich roundness to the wine that was part sweet and part savory with a touch of schist wrapped in cherries. There was a yeast component somewhere between mid-palate and finish that was like tomato brioche. Beautiful flavors that were well integrated and segued smoothy to a long and light finish. The wine ended on a higher note from a flavor profile standpoint - I tasted optimism in the finish and I was ecstatic. I've had some disappointing vosne-romanees from the same vintage and it was gratifying to drink such a beautiful wine from this producer.
Third Thursday Does More Red Burgundy (Willamette Wine Storage, Portland OR): The nose is meaty, suggesting a dry steak. I also get something that reminds me a lot of Dr. Pepper, without the syrupy sweetness that would seem to imply. Some deep cherry scents linger underneath these other two elements. Cherry flavors are delicate and clean as the wine runs long across the palate. The structure is gentle and even, with the tannins settling gracefully on the sides of the palate. I actually noticed a second bloom of fruit flavor late on the finish! The structure remains gentle and persistent while the fruit goes through a wonderful evolution. The length and texture on this is just wonderful! 92+
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