C’est clairement la plus belle bouteille de 2005 bue à ce jour. J’avais toujours trouvé ce 2005 sur la retenue, alors que cette fois-ci le vin semblait bien ouvert, épanoui, complexe. Un beau Beaucastel, épicé, avec une bonne longueur. Débute son plateau et y restera pour 5-10 ans — 21 days ago
Always a crowd pleaser! Every. Damn. Time. Lots of dark berries. Little bit of smoke and leather. — 3 months ago
Notas de café, fruta negra, alta acidez — 23 days ago
Slightly nutty, buttery, smooth, white and yellow fruits, floral 👌
Wonderful wine 🤩 — a month ago
4 weary workers drank well tonight.
This was a striking experience. Every disparate element of the wine seems to charge along on parallel planes so that each mouthful is a choose-your-own-adventure. It flies through a range of crunchy red, to floral purple, to sultry black fruit on lithe, peppery tannins. Somehow the texture is creamy -- like an au poivre. All sorts of garrigue and charcuterie, fresh and saline, mingle with newly ripe berries, and as the thing takes a preposterously long time to finish you realize how perfectly acid has been holding everything together.
I may not yet have had the privilege of trying other legend status wines with which one could draw comparisons but this was by far the most complex bottle of (still young!) juice I’ve ever tasted. — a month ago
Mispriced off wine list. Really great young cdp — 2 months ago
My contribution for a massive Grenache theme wine tasting (being as socially distanced as possible). This was alongside Cayuse God Only Knows, a 2011 No Girls Grenache, SQN Female, Saxum Terry Hogue, Lillian Grenache, 06 and 07 Beaucastel, and others.
Broken record, I know, but these wines are insanely delicious and so well crafted. Very much in the “love it or hate it” style, as typical with Cayuse wines. Much more spice and herbal lift here compared to the 2011. Stemmy, black peppercorn dusted rhubarb, olive, and smoked cherry jerky aromatics. Vibrant, almost nervy, on the palate with beautiful acidity. On the palate, it’s a back and forth between saline, iron driven savory notes and underripe fleshy red fruits. Compared to their Syrah, this is always a bit lighter and more bright. Seems to be drinking at peak. — 2 months ago