($225) Deep red-ruby. Blueberry and minerals on the nose. Initially seemed tight and pure, with lovely cut and purity, but lowish acidity and a chocolatey aspect suggest that this wine, which is normally among the ripest cuvees in the cave, is verging on overripe. Finishes with building tannins. Although Mortet thinks his '05s will "take a long time to express themselves," he also noted that 2005 is not his favorite style of vintage, adding that "it's too ripe to be considered typical Burgundy." He told me he prefers 2004 and 2006 for their acidity.Author: Stephen Tanzer
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