No lack of power, but as aromatics are subdued, it’s less harmonic and enjoyable as before, the structure dominates at the moment. Hints remain of the extravagant liveliness 2016 Rhones were famous for, but it’s youth is over and maturity is not here yet – it’s somehow in the middle, lacking aromatics. That makes alcohol and tannins more prominent, less integrated. It’s still good, but I think better days are ahead of it, and probably showed it’s best in 2017-2018. Hold until late 2021 or so.
Source: own purchase.