Opened one hour in advance. Slightly funky berry/spice aroma. Rich, delicious flavors of black fruits, spice. Licorice is prominent in the lingering finish. Delicious on first pour, grew better with time. Great depth and balance, some complexity, strong backbone.
Based on some of the other notes, I'm guessing that today I'm a winner in bottle variation lotto. While I'm not quite as enthusiastic about this as Mr. Gilman was, it is really good stuff, and stupidly cheap for this level of quality.
This wine has completely fallen apart. Today it is barely drinkable and not at all enjoyable. I ended up dumping most of the bottle down the drain after a few sips. What was JG smoking when he rated this?? What a complete disappointment.
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(Joseph Drouhin Morgon) Group's #2 (my #3) – 39 pts.; 2, 1, 3, 0 - dark ruby color; intense, tart currant, green herb nose; tasty, rather concentrated, ripe currant, mineral, tart plum, tart black raspberry, herbs palate; needs 1 year, should go 8-10 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points
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