• bags wrote:

    April 24, 2021 - still good, but surprising settled. Is it going through a 2nd sleep?

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  • bags wrote:

    April 17, 2020 - wasn't planning to open this just yet, but carpe diem and all that.

    Still very lovely. Incredibly smooth and integrated. Maybe not as exciting as the last bottle. One left.

    Second day: this really knocked it out of the park.

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  • cfk49 wrote: 90 points

    February 18, 2020 - Dense with a slight soy edge to the dark fruit. More intellectual than sensual. Cellared since original release.

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  • drwine2001 wrote:

    August 25, 2019 - Medium ruby with fading edge. Wow, all olive aromas. Medium weight, very mineral, again with strong olive flavors infused with a bit of reluctant cherry fruit. Perhaps not showing as well as it did a few years ago, but it is still very much alive.

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  • LW31 Likes this wine:

    April 1, 2019 - Drunk alongside the 2009 Clos Guillot, this was more lifted, higher toned, wild herbs, showing a bit greener. Yet also a longer wine, that had sharp, deep core. Not better but clearly different.

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  • ekallio wrote:

    August 1, 2018 - Perhaps bottle variation is at play here, as this bottle was surprisingly open knit and ready to go right after popping the cork. I've been detecting some brettiness in Baudrys of late (particularly the 2014s) and got a whiff of it here too. In contrast to a couple of previous bottles of this, this felt surprisingly ripe, sweet and opulent on the palate, and the Cab Fr was hinting at plumminess. A bit as if the bottle had received some extra heat along the way. It will be interesting to taste the next bottle.

    Anyway, the mouthfeel was just as smooth and perfect as ever. Having had the 2015 Guillot recently, there is a lot of similarity here in the somewhat low acid/tannin structure and the extraordinary finesse and seamlessness.

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  • drwine2001 wrote:

    August 29, 2017 - Beautiful saturated, clear ruby 90% of the way to the meniscus. Some olive and red fruit, but mostly high toned, fragrant wintergreen. Medium weight, truly remarkable texture for a Loire Cabernet Franc with a almost creamy, chalky quality that I rarely find. Tart/ripe cherry and the green here adds interest rather than overwhelming everything else. Some tannin remains along with a subtle mineral core, and the wine should age well for at least another 5 years. Exceptional wine.

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  • ekallio wrote:

    July 22, 2017 - Bottle 6/11. I didn't heed my own advice from my last tasting note so I didn't let it breathe - I should have really. It's still a very demanding wine in the way that it requires all your attention and is easily overpowered by other wines. Upon opening it felt quite thin and very dry with a fair amount of tannin on the finish. After about one hour the fruit started to wake up and fill up the mid-palate, and then it was its seamless and delicate self again. I'm not sure this is getting much better anymore though.

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  • salil wrote: 93 points

    April 21, 2017 - Wonderful showing; remarkably light on its feet with a polish and refinement to the texture I don't often find in Chinon. There's amazing freshness and vibrancy to the red and dark berried fruit flavours here, with savoury earthy and tobacco notes getting more powerful with air. Beautiful wine that still has years ahead.

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  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    April 21, 2017 - Indianapolis II; 4/21/2017-4/22/2017 (Indianapolis, IN): The nose on this is light and airy, with some beautiful light black fruits. There's a touch of strawberry, coupled with a lovely dose of herbaceousness. The palate is silky and lithe, but there's the density and power of old-vine fruit. Certainly this is ripe, but it is still very restrained with a lovely acidity. (Addendum: the vines apparently aren't that old. Shows you what I know.)

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