I really like Amelie's wines. She's been doing everything right since taking the reins and the wines are getting better and better with every vintage. This bottle, however, was not of standard I would say. Perhaps an off-bottle.
Right out of the bottle, VA was a touch high for my liking. Hints of baked fruit might indicate improper storage (although, unlikely with this merchant). Acid, while sufficient, was disjointed. Good fruit once the baked elements passed, centred around the red spectrum. Floral tones, forest floor, hint of spice, but kinda lacking in minerality. Not the best Berthaut I've had. Chicken was excellent 9.1/10 — 11 days ago
People guessed 08, 09, 10, 12. Spices and cotton candy. Unlike a Malconsorts and Cathiard. Very seductive and alluring. Over time, stems and tinge of green begin to appear. — 5 days ago
Possible the score is higher because of the context - at an excellent bistro with duck, chanterelles, and cassoulet in Paris - but this is a nice wine. Incredibly aromatic, with red berries dominating. Good earth and a bit of tannin on the palate. Resolved with excellent precise acid and a smooth long finish. — 10 days ago
Very sweet fruit but very vosne and drinking well. If it had been decanted and not shaken it would have been even better — 3 days ago