Good full red with a trace of amber. Very ripe Pinot aromas of redcurrant, spices, tobacco and cedar, plus hints of yellow fruits (peach, quince, pineapple). Plush, supple and fine-grained, with savory fruit, graphite and mineral flavors conveying noteworthy vinosity. Quite broad for the vintage, finishing with substantial dusty, building tannins supported by strong fruit. Another vintage that struck me as a bit claret-like. This wine does not show quite the quality of oak as recent vintages at Faiveley, and its tannins could be sweeter. (ST)
The color is lightening but no bricking. A super-fresh nose is both perfumed and very pretty while reflecting some secondary influence on the red currant, earth, leather and sauvage scents. The delicious and solidly constituted broad-shouldered flavors offer good richness and minerality on the driving, firmly tannic and beautifully complex finish. This is very definitely old school in character and while it's never going to be a charmer, there is much to like here. I would advise continuing to hold so that the somewhat angular structure can further soften but if not, then definitely serve this with food.
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