Some positive development in the bottle since my prior experience about two years ago (2018).
Struck flint, green apple flesh, citrus peel, light tropical fruit notes, medium acid levels but slightly clunky (citrus pith) on the finish, not detrimental, just waiting to come together more. Needs time, likely 2-4 years would be a benefit.
(With extended airing, the finish has smoothed nicely.) — 4 days ago
The Mercurey appellation is located in the Burgundy region of France. 100% Pinot Noir, medium Ruby with aromas of ripe red fruits, spice and toasty notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackerry and blueberry with notes of citrus, spice and oak. Fine tannins, just starting to drink well. Tasting Sample! — 10 days ago
Dinner at 25 with Bo’s and Lun (Kevin sick so didn’t come) 2/9/20. Terrific Burg of the more robust and powered school but perfectly balanced and great with the varied dishes. — 10 days ago
Vines planted by monks in heart of Givry. Deep Ruby with aromas of rich black fruits with complex sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of jammy black currants and blueberries, with oak and cinnamon spice. Firm yet smooth tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with rich fruit, oak and spice. Wow! Drinks well now. — a month ago
Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.
Winner of the “biggest imitator”. This was very ripe, as though the wine was meant to be made a certain way. I think the entire group called this new world. Good bit of oak in play here, alongside melon, apple crumble pie, and hardly any acidity. Typical baking spice notes of nutmeg and vanilla too. May be starting to oxidize a bit, which probably gives this some complexity. Thanks @Michael Rariden . — 7 days ago
Nice wine. Not over the top but showing well. — 15 days ago