D6. Young. Very young. Even though it was decanted and frequently agitated, this one didn't come out to play until almost 2 hr after opening. Nose of Bing cherry and mint. Some red clay must. The entry is very acidic. Black cherry hint but Bing cherry backbone. Herbal middle. Started to show terroir-driven notes to the finish. Youthful and tight tannin. LOTS of life ahead. Be in NO HURRY to drink this one. I'd say optimal drinking time 5 to 10 years. — 7 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.
This was tasting really smooth. I guessed mid ‘00s new world Grenache. Stewed raspberries and blackberries, cardamom, old plum, and even some old graham cracker sweetness upfront. Retained some solid spiced red fruit notes on the palate and some savory herbal notes. I didn’t get any black pepper on this. Nice. — 10 days ago
Dark ruby in color with short brick rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, plums, light vanilla, forest floor, tobacco, earth, light oak, dark chocolates, black pepper, spices, wet leaves and graphite.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, plums, over ripen strawberries, raspberries, earth, light vanilla, wood, leaves, river rocks and spices.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a great CDP from a good vintage, that is drinking very nicely now. Very tasty and easy to drink. Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Tangy, tasty and interesting.
At the beginning of its drinking life, and will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. If you can find the 2015 vintage, grab it.
I paired it with cheeses, meats, olives and light appetizers.
A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.
15% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 13 days ago
Unique, like nothing else in Chateauneuf and in 2007. Bonneau’s touch is all over this wine, superbly constructed, not overripe despite being an 07, beautiful blend of primary and secondary aromatics. 🙏
This wine concluded yet another terrific night at l’Oustalet. Congrats to their team for a much deserved 1* Michelin Star ! — 6 days ago
Wafting sweetgrass and coriander..
Great structure, and has more of the ripened fruit style than the austere. Plum, rhubarb, wild strawberry, cassis. Wrapping up with solid acidity to wood. Heat shining through, as this was a superbly ripe vintage. I will always gravitate to an bottle that has a pair of Papel Keys.. — 15 days ago