What a crazy surprise this wine was. I was thinking it would be typical Grenache dominated Rhône wine that was light and fruity..not all the case!! What I got was powerhouse gigantic wine of incredible depth... love the grippy structure, just so many layers of strawberry jam, raspberry preserve , black olives and balsamic peppercorns...this is one of my favorites wines I’ve tried in awhile & it’s def not because of its smoothness. — a month ago
Wifey’s Thai curry in the background.
Muted nose. What you do get is a whiff of spring, and not much else.
Palate displays lychees, peach and nectarines. These notes are complimented by minerals such as limestone and granite. Lovely sense of urgency on the mid palate, with moderate sweetness brings you back for more. The French have SB’s on lock. — a month ago
Rich and vibrant. — 14 days ago
$2 close out from Jarboe. Awesome QPR. Wish I had more. Great dark fruit. Dry. Medium finish. Drank with Mondos three meat pasta. — 11 days ago
A little bit strong on alcool levels, but it goes very smoothly..Highly recommended with meat — a month ago
Dessert wine without the sweetness. Dark dried fruits like plum and raisin and caramel notes. Drank on its on and it was fantastic. — a month ago
Classic Bordeaux in the way that you want. With 11 years of age this is showing well. Suggest decanting for at least 2 hours. Deep crimson color, tannins are still there but in a good place. Restrained fruit, heavy earth. Nice wine and great with hanger steaks. — 14 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.
En mag. Another wine that I had in the last year, and I also found it tasting different than my last experience. This bottle seemed to have more in reserve and was a bit more coy. Lots of cassis, currant, graphite, bayleaf and scorched black cherries on the nose. Very compact on the palate...dates, mocha, more black cherries and some purple fruit too. May be gearing up for a big display in the coming year or two. I called this right bank Bordeaux. — 20 days ago
Good even though quite young. — 3 days ago