Marvelous nose. Mouth too. A whiff of volatile acidity. Bottle purchased upon release, well stored, opened one hour before drinking. Then decanted and served. After one hour, the mouth faded away. The fruit was gone. Time to drink your last bottles.
(Mostly) Northern Rhone Night (The Bristol - Chicago, IL): This provided a nice contrast to the 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie BeB that was also open at the table. Noticeably more rustic, this was a treat. While the 1999 was more powerful, this seemed a hair more classy. Nice combination of earth, fruit and florals.
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