December 13, 2018 - I really enjoyed this for the raspberry, musky cheese (comte), mushroom, mineral and beef blood notes. Taught with acidity, nice red fruit and minerality. Suggests lots of time left for this wine.
December 13, 2018 - This is still a decade from its apogee. Showing surprisingly young with ripe cherry fruit and a touch of beef blood, it's plush and polished without having yet developed the tertiary notes that - some day - will propel it to a more interesting place. How interesting as I surely would have assumed this would be mature, but it is not ready.
May 27, 2017 - Drinking very well. Mainly red, slight bricking. Nice nose with earth and herbs. Excellent palate with earth notes, dark fruit, melting tannins, vibrant acidity. excellent balance and still has time left.
April 15, 2017 - Still darker ruby. Nose of fresh berry, violets, iron, earth, pine forest. Drenching raspberry and plum fruit on the palate with some feral, almost rustic notes, accompanied by good acidity and still-firm tannin. Long finish of earthy underbrush and mulberry fruit. Moderate grip on the finish. Tastes like it is still in late adolescence.
December 10, 2016 - Decanted for one hour. Darker ruby. Nose of licorice, blackberry, anise, floral notes, damp cellar, earth. Tart and rustic on the tongue with layers of dark plum, raspberry, earth, brambles, and leather. Ample acidity and still firm tannin. Old vine character in spades.
November 12, 2016 - Popped and poured. Darker ruby, which was surprising. Swirling the glass coaxed scents of damp earth, stone, licorice, anise, and faint floral notes to come forth with growing persistence. The palate was a blueberry- and dark plum-infused edifice of stone and earth, relieved by tart berry notes and brambles. As the evening progressed the wine unlocked itself and revealed more sweetness and grip, but remained firmly tannic. Lovely refreshing acidity. Longer finish of brooding dark raspberry fruit cut with underbrush and iron. This bottle was barely out of the blocks and displayed its old vines beautifully.
March 22, 2013 - Late Night Pinots at Kel's (Kelvin and Joyce's Place, Bishan): This was quite lovely. While the Mount Mary Pinot that preceded it may have had pretensions towards Burgundian elegance, this was still a world away. There was no mistaking its origins - it had an earthy, funky, soil and undergrowth driven nose, yet somehow still showing pure red fruited tones of cherry and strawberry, spice and green bramble, with a kiss of sweet oak and flowers at the very fringes of the bouquet. A very open, very inviting nose. Lovely palate too. It had generosity and richness that quite belied the vintage, showing ripe, sappy, weighty flavours of cherry and red berries with a touch of cola on the attack. Such a lovely yummy feel - very juicy, very round, almost like biting into a fresh fruit. It was only in the finish were the 1995 character started showing, with a thin layer of fine, powdery tannins that pulled the wine in long, slightly grippy finish with dark fruit riding on a bed of earth. Really nice, and just about starting to drink well I would think.
June 22, 2005 - Bourgogne rouge 1995 (groupe du mercredi, Bruxelles, Belgium, chez PhV): Bouche plus tannique, dense, riche et austère, aromatique d'orange amère et de cuir, un peu moins élégant que 5
Note moyenne: 14.28/20