International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)
($98) Red-ruby. Knockout nose combines raspberry, game, minerals and roasted, smoky oak. Dense, fat, superripe and complex, with notes of sweet berries, toffee, meat and smoke. This has terrific texture and depth. Opens out nicely on the back end, which features firm tannins and subtle persistence.
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Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Vinfolio purchase, held 1 year. Opened for 6 hours, not decanted. Beautiful evolution. Wine was ready to go and never faded over 3 hours. Ruby. Smoky cherry, leather, and spice. Nice concentration and depth. Acidity is not overwhelmingly intense. A balanced, structured and pure pinot. Elegant, silky, long. Wonderful. Long life ahead.
I am sold on slow-rolling 10 year old firm wines like this. It showed better than I could hope. And when my wife holds but can not, does not drink the wine, it's a big sign.
Aux Boudots vineyard borders Vosne Romanee, and is closer to La Tache than to other NSG vineyards.
Drinking nicely now. Lovely Burgundy nose, smooth as silk on the palate, a lovely premier cru and surprisingly accessible.