• Bob H wrote:

    November 23, 2019 - Lovely nose of earthy red & black fruits. Better on the nose than the seamless palate, but this is drinking very well today - a wine that seemingly disappears in your glass as it is so easy going down!

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  • Bob H wrote:

    May 4, 2019 - A little funky note on the nose here.

    This feels a little dilute on the palate - pleasant enough, but the acidity right now is more noticeable than the fruit.

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  • WhatsSamSipping wrote:

    March 11, 2018 - Unsurprisingly less ripe than the '05 and not showing as much terroir either. The musty earth you expect from Chambolle isn't there. The fruit is brighter and leaner than the '05. The tannins are bitter and hang on longer. Still quite pleasant but it seems to be working against its vintage.

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  • Bob H wrote:

    March 10, 2018 - Popped and poured for dinner later today.

    Light translucent ruby, with lovely soil tones and red and black fruit on the nose.

    Light-bodied, with tart red & black fruit on the palate - good acidity and decent persistence. Not bad.

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  • Bob H wrote:

    October 29, 2017 - Light translucent ruby in the glass; reticent nose on this popped & poured wine, with sweet/ripe red fruit most prominent right now. Although as I type this note and drink through the glass, the nose is starting to evolve and become more interesting.

    Light-bodied, tart red fruit, good acidity, a little abbreviated on the finish. Not bad at all.

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  • Wine Spam wrote: 90 points

    November 7, 2014 - While not terribly complex, a very solid and charming wine with fairly rich red fruits and interesting minerality. Fairly long on the palate; tannins still present. Will easily last another five years. Enjoy now or save for later.

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  • palfr2 wrote: 87 points

    February 1, 2014 - This is incredible how this wine has transformed in 5 years - I have a clear recollection how it tasted on release as I drank over half a case then. It was very light-bodied, just bordering on hollow mid-palate but still was coming together as a fantastic food-companion drink. Now it has put on weight / flesh and even displays a darker color. The lift is no longer here however and the alcohol feels a bit dissociated / moved to the back-end. Right now this is markedly less pleasant than on release. It feels like a generic trying to defy the odds and morph into a different though not necessarily more gratifying drink by year 10. A feat few generics pull off but I am inclined to wait and find out.

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  • spacewrangler wrote:

    January 25, 2013 - Still delicious but maybe shutting down a touch? Same range of flavors, just seems more cinched.

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  • bdelancy wrote: 88 points

    August 18, 2012 - excellent now, probably better to drink on the younger side

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  • Captain Haddock Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 30, 2012 - This is drinking very nicely now. The rustic tannins have taken a back seat, but the acidity keeps this food-friendly and full of tension and interest. Seductive nose, light to medium-bodied on the palate with red fruits and a touch of earth, moderate finish. This should drink well over the next couple of years.

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