Please note: this is from an ex-domaine bottle that we received at the end of 2018. Perfect provenance.
Tasting note: (with thanks to John Orth, Dr. Michael Chen, Pat Dukes and Andy Goodman). In contrast to the general style of the vintage, this is still aromatically austere though with coaxing, reveals wonderfully complex aromas of a simply incredible array of black fruits, earth, spice, crushed herbs and notes of chocolate with flavors that are huge but fine, powerful but subtle and rich yet detailed with a stupendously long finish that offers intense minerality where the only very minor nit is a hint of warmth. This is genuinely stunning juice and not to be missed if you have the chance though I underscore that it is most definitely in need of further cellar time. Tasted multiple times, and twice in 2018, with mostly consistent notes save for one bottle that displayed noticeable volatile acidity that may have been due to a faulty cork while another example displayed distinct lactic aromas.-96BH, try from 2024+