Wow this is just a terrific wine, still quite primary but wonderfully expressive, there are notes of dark cherry, floral perfume elements, subtle cured meats on the nose, similar palate which is quite smooth with a nice mineral rock component with a really nice smoked bacon loaded finish
This features a nice, appealing nose. 100% new oak for 36 months is evident but surprizingly starting to integrate. Complex. Black Pepper, smoke, capers, blackberry/plum fruit that is slightly confected. Briney palate that is fairly well structured. Probably wont be super long lived but will undoubtedly be better in 3 - 5 years.
Vertical tasting of Guigal La Turque (Esperanto, Stockholm): Nose with cherries, some dark berries, slightly sweetish fruit, a hint of tar, some spice, some oak. Medium bodied, palate with cherries, decent concentration of fruit, rather good acidity, medium but slightly hard tannins. Young, 88-89+.
Also in this case a good wine in a difficult vintage, showing a lighter style in terms of concentration and slightly harder tannins than usual.
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