Deeply coloured for Burgundy, although some development underway, hardly surprising given the half bottle (the cork was flawless, the fill high). A resoundingly complex bouquet and palate, plum fruit foremost, but dark cherry also having its say. Under the fruit is the full gamut of forest floor and spices of all kinds, allied with licorice and coffee. The mouthfeel has softened and gained textural dimensions, putting the wine in a good place right now. If found its match with fresh duck breast, fine-grain rice and a fricassee of shiitake mushrooms, which led to cherries pushing their way forward on the palate.