TN: 2020 Domaine des Closiers - Saumur-Champigny "Les Coudraies" (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur-Champigny)

2020 Domaine des Closiers Saumur-Champigny Les Coudraies - France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur-Champigny (3/23/2023)
– decanted 1.5 hrs. before initial taste –
– tasted non-blind over a couple hrs. on Day 1; revisited on Day 6 –

NOSE: purple-fruited; a touch stony; tight; had a light-to-medium cheap wine/froo-froo smell upon uncorking, but this was gone after 1.5 hrs in the decanter; no pyrazine. Day 6: deeply-embedded pyrazine; very tight.

BODY: violet color of great depth; medium to medium-full bodied.

TASTE: impressive depth; reserved; purple-fruited; some medium-fine grippy tannins; little bit of oak; dark soil; medium+ acidity; alc. is well-hidden; hint of liverwurst; no noticeable pyrazines. Day 6: completely closed. I have the sense this could be truly excellent with 5 to 10 more years of age on it; as it drinks today, however, it resides in “good to very good” territory. Best to Hold.

50, 5, 11, 16, 8 = (90+ pts.)