Have been enjoying wine for over forty years; love French, Italian, Austrian, in pretty much that order. CA not so much, esp alcoholic fruit bombs.
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This is coming into its own, very drinkable now but with a great future--if only it wasn't my last bottle! 2012 vintage. — 9 days ago
Well, this is no spring chicken but it goes mighty well with it (roast chicken, that is). This bottle was a very good one, better than some of the 82s we have had. No brown edges, just tottering along gently into ripe old age. — 5 months ago
"A decent breakfast wine"??? I confess not having performed the experiment myself, but it seems to me that only the most virgin of morning tastebuds could find anything appealing here. With any food at all, it completely disappears. No fruitiness to speak of, a slight hint of vinous bouquet, perhaps a beverage to substitute if your water supply is dodgy and there is no beer to be had, but how this one made it to these shores in the first place, and how the importer could ask for a$15-ish retail price, confounds belief. Perhaps it was the first wine tasted on a busy day and the importer misplaced his notes? 2015 vintage. 9.5%ABV — 7 months ago
What possessed these folks to mix Pinot noir and Mourvèdre in this wine? Well, each one makes a superb example of the respective grape from this great vineyard, so why not? What we have here us probably a one-off but well worth the experiment. — a month ago
If I'd had the foresight (and the $$$) in 1978 I would have bought a whole case of this wonderful stuff. Still going strong, good cork, no sign of drying out. Paul Draper, you are a genius ! — 4 months ago
A bit flat and a touch of oxidation--storage or shipment problem?--but still enough there to make one want to try a bottle in proper condition. With crab salad (Janet) and Arctic char on Wednesday. — 5 months ago