Burghound | 91
Exquisitely complex yet rather reserved fruit with medium weight, very earthy flavors of excellent depth and outstanding length. There is plenty of structure here and superb balance overall and I very much like the overall combination of density, purity, elegance and impressive length. While this is certainly approachable now with food, it will be best with another 3 to 5 years of cellar time, perhaps a bit longer.
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Drink Dates: 2013
1998Clos de la Roche - Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Red 750 ml
Tasted: Mar 29, 2013
Tasting note: (opened from personal storage). An exquisitely complex yet rather reserved nose of mostly red berry fruit introduces medium weight and distinctly earthy flavors that offer excellent depth and outstanding length. While the structure has largely been resolved there is still some firmness to the impressively persistent finish. For my taste this has arrived on the front edge of it prime drinkability though it should hold here for years to come. I have had pretty consistent experiences with this wine save for one recent bottle that was very badly reduced, indeed to the point where it was hard to really enjoy.