I approached this wine lightly, as it has received not the greatest reviews from some of the big scribes. When I opened the wine it smelt like a great wine from great year with loads of acidity keeping the wine vibrant. On the palate that acidity transferred through but the fruit flavours covered the tartness. There were flavours of grilled mixed nuts, like the ones you get at a carnival, caramel, grapefruit, peach and a little white nectarine. At this stage of the wines development, the oak is already embedded within the wine which makes me think that this is going to be spectacular in about 5 years time.
Drink: 2016 +
Jean Claude Boisset Les Clous 2007
Intense, like a bunch of wine nerds standing around a bottle of DRC, is this wine as it slowly unfolds over the course of the night. There is richness but it is the acidity that balances it out perfectly. From a flavour perspective think honeycomb, crushed flower followed by exploded quartz and grapefruit as the wine starts out rich but finishes light and delightful. What a contrast the palate is, which is both intriguing and mesmerising.
Drink: In 4 more years