Le vin est pratiquement prêt à boire. Les tannins sont bien fondus, même s'ils accrochent encore un peu. Très joli équilibre entre la rondeur et la maturité (millésime) et le côté plus minéral, avec une acidité salivante. Bon Chinon, qui évolue bien. Attendre deux ans la dernière bouteille.
Really deep. Could go another 5 years or more. Showed more after an hours worth of air and on the second day. Perfumed nose started to come out later. Black olives, some kind of subtle but weird combination of black and blue fruit. Very clean and direct. Long finish. Tannins mostly integrated, but still evident.
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(Bernard Baudry Chinon Clos Guillot) From a clay-limestone terroir, the vines aged approximately 20 to 30 years says Mathieu. This will be bottled in March 2011. A big, rich colour in the glass here, still glossy and fresh but with a dark hue. It has seen twelve months in three-year old oak. A lovely style on the nose, there is a richness to it, warmth with a honeyed suggestion perhaps reflecting the time in wood. And there is a lovely freshness and perfume coming from it too. Elegant and seductive rather than bright and lifted. Fresh, stylish, balanced with a very fine polish and detachment on the start. Then in the midpalate it reveals more structure and substance, revealing a layer of ripe and velvety tannins balanced with supple texture and good fresh acidity. A lovely weight to it, textured but not heavy or creamy. And it has lots of grip in the finish. Super wine.
(Bernard Baudry Chinon Clos Guillot) A clay and limestone terroir again. A beautifully glossy hue here, notes of minerals and stone, over a layer of dark and creamy fruit. Very restrained in style, although very textured and fruit-rich through the middle it is well-framed from the beginning with acid and tannin. A ripe flourish of tannin in the finish shows this is one for the cellar. Excellent potential.
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