Why not my favorite vintage so far, I feel this carries the warmth well. Rich and ripe without pushing the limits too much. The extra SY and MO components lend themselves well and this has some flash and darkness that bring a wild side to it all. Ive found some ‘17s to have significant brett but I think this balances well. Tannins are ripe but could use some more time to integrate a touch and soften their chew. Ripe black cherry compote, Chambord, roasted plums, animal, sweet spice and clovey layers of brett. 60 GR 20 SY 18 MO 2 CIN — a year ago
Recommended by Shane at Cin Cin in Vancouver, beautiful cross of Riesling and Pinot Bianco, beautiful floral and bright fruit aromatics, with PB texture and lovely acidity — 3 years ago
Red Mountain is a sleeper site for the blood of Jove. Classic profile of tangy sour cherry, some spice and black tea over a nice solid tannic backbone. Tiny bit of tar on a nice medium-long finish. Drink up if you have this rarity...the prime time is now! Cin cin! — 4 years ago
I need to find this again. Fantastic red. — 4 years ago
Spicy, medium tannins, raisins. Went really well with my pappardelle with pecorino and beef/tripe ragu. Cin Cin! — 6 years ago
Really well balanced black fruits, subdued acids and little oak. You can tell this was made from a younger generation, wanting the wine to speak for itself without too much manipulation. Thanks to the friends who brought it from the vineyard in Italy,.
Cin Cin! — a year ago
Haven’t had any D’Aupilhac in a long time, a most pleasant reminder of how great this address is in the Languedoc for terroir driven wines. 30 MO 25 SY 25 CAR 10 CIN. Deep purple with gorgeous magenta accents, sun-drenched black cherry and berry fruit, blood orange, loaded with garrigue, baked stones across the palate. Reminiscent of fur and exotic spices. Young but very promising, tannins are powerful and suave, such great value here. I love the Mourvèdre backbone and muscles this has. Lip smacking! Day 3: still firing 😎 — 2 years ago