I first want to admit that I opened this wine last night and it was practically undrinkable due to it's astringent tannin and high acidity levels....I almost dumped it down the drain because I thought perhaps it could have been a flawed bottle. However, after 24 hours on top of my refrigerator the wine has transformed into a masterpiece.
On the nose I get stunning aromas of stewed bing cherries, red raspberry, sarsaparilla, and crushed rocks. There is a really nice balance between mineral character and red fruit.
On the palate the wine glides across the palate with a lovely silky texture and expresses elegant flavors of cherry sauce, cranberry, red currant, leather, and dried herbs. The soft and vidid red fruit flavors express a certain savory character that makes the mouth water in anticipation of the next sip.
This is true Burgundy folks.....the elegance, the complexity, the acidity and overall balance, this is what defines the varietal and region. The wine is however extremely young and will drink much better with a minimum of 5 years in the bottle. If you do plan on drinking it at this stage, I would strongly suggest a few hours in decanter or a night of being open with the cork in the top. 93 points
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