International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 131
($165) Good deep, full red. Brooding aromas of black raspberry, brown spices, smoke and underbrush. Fat, rich and sweet, with a primary character to the spicy red berry and mineral flavors. Backward and not yet expressive but this boasts firm, nicely buffered tannins and a vibrant, mounting finish. I found this a bit hard-edged from barrel a year ago, but today it's merely young and in need of patience.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Dark ruby with a pale rim, like all the 2004s. Light but satisfyingly autumnal nose. Very rich palate attack for a 2004 – bravo! Really resonates and reverberates. Quite tense and concentrated. A real testament to Grand Cru terroir. Rich and great zest. Already giving lots of pleasure. Long. Still evolving. Relatively racy for a Roche though none the worse for it.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/07/2012
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