Cved 2/28/20 after MB tasting of Ampeau Merseault ‘97 fire comp. color is much darker amber. Nose a bit on the oxidized side but not overly so and balanced profile and long finish. Opened next day and went well with dinner. — 2 years ago
Pop and pour. One btl remaining. This tasted over the hill at first: no nose, tired palate. I didn't pour it down the drain and my father-in-law insisted on tasting it. He said: it isn't flawed, which is true, but it also seemed well past prime at the time.
Nevertheless, after 3 hrs: nose of soft plum, gamebird and cocoa, and the softest touch of VA. On the palate, slightly less compelling, hi-toned black and red fruit with some green notes and a tangy, bright finish. Conclusion: seems solid to good with a fair amount of air! — 5 hours ago
Deep ruby purple. Muted oceanic nose with seaweed and ozone. Delicate, fruit driven palate entry with tart plum and bitter skin. Sort of yum, yum baby fat fruit here. Medium body, medium acid, medium alc. Tannins are light and fine. Not complex but delicious. — 17 days ago
Every bit as good as we remembered from older vintages. Has a bit more structure and tanins than other Givry, less feminine. But complex, well done, dark cherries, flowers and a hint of spices in a classically done red with lots of potential. We loved it and are buying more. — 19 days ago
Nice with the halibut with tomatillo puree. Citrus and mineral notes, with a very low key finish. — a day ago
Also inky purple. Perfumed, violets, blackberry liquor. High acid, medium bodied, alcohol balanced. For me, more interesting than the Maranges. — 17 days ago