Archiving my tasting notes and realised I had forgotten to add this. My second encounter with any DRC was just a swig of a two day-opened 12' RSV. My notes are far from detailed - immense and firm. Oak and stems very present, but seamless. Floral, red fruited, huge Vosne spice, and plenty mineral. Clearly high level with plenty of stuffing. Power without weight.
NB: Pic taken from SC's IG. — 13 days ago
Bright tawny color. Looks great in the stem. Luscious nose. Bursting with fruit. Notes of tart bing cherry, sois bois, Asian spice, some rhubarb and an earthy menthol. Expansive in the mouth. Great balance of fruit and structure. Still young. In the zone. This is an answer to the question, “when is a great aged red burg better than anything else” — 12 days ago
Dark scarlet and bright, not showing its age. Briary nose. Notes of black cherry, moist earth, old dark wood and black pepper. Very masculine. In the mouth it’s surprisingly balanced. A bit dry in the finish. A touch vegetal. A decent wine but lacking the emotion of a better vintage. And probably needs more time. — 6 days ago
Velvety, could have been more complex but didnt open long , reminded of an older copain Pinot — 12 days ago