Спелая вишня, черника, райские яблочки, в развитии свекла, гарриги, оливки, смола, ощутимый минеральный тон. Среднее тело с яркой, но мягкой кислотностью и молодыми, но укрощенными танинами. Сочно, ягодно и естественно, готово уже сейчас, хотя способно и полежать. Выразительно и честно, с собственным характером, чуть рустично, не очень комплексно, без больших сюрпризов, однако довольно быстро исчезает в бокале. — 5 days ago
Another vintage another high QPR wine from LCP. Love this entry level Syrah / Grenache blend. — 3 days ago
This was a bit of a surprise as MB rated the vintage as ** (drink before 2005). I just goes to show how sturdy these wines are. I've been buying en primeur every year since 2012 and won't be opening anything until they're 20years+ (white or red). They can be quite underwhelming when young but with time the terroir really shines through.
You can't help thinking of Bordeaux when you drink this. Slightly lighter than a left bank wine of this age but with less bricking; nose of pencil lead and shavings, blackcurrents, and a hint of mint. Tannins assimilated but present and life-affirming acidity. A little short and perhaps not as tightly knit as better vintages but definitely a good drink. — 13 days ago
Deep, faintly translucent, purple and medium plus body. Young and full of fruit. Bramble fruit and sour cherry fruits and a lots of pepper on the finish. A delicious wine and an interesting blend of Bordeaux and Rhone. — 10 days ago
A farewell of sorts. For both this vintage (only a couple of bottles and I fear years left as this is reaching maturity) and to a co-worker and friend who will be headed to this very chateau to make the enterprise even better. This one had some deep flavors and roundness at this stage while still retaining its characteristic structure. A fine goodbye. Drink up! — a month ago
Nose: pepper, band-aid, fruit, cinnamon
Flavor: tart red fruit and cream, tobacco
A little tight at first, but opened up/smoothed out after 30 minutes or so. — 3 days ago
2010 Vintage on 10/2/17. Aroma immediately when opened, smelled jammy, almost stale or vinegary. Let it breathe after pouring--good move. A depth of experiential flavors when drank but also long after. I love that. I don't know if it's an indicator of aging well or simply the characteristics of the wine from origin. Savory, leathery and pencil, earthy upfront then a strong fruit in the middle. Lingers w some sea air aroma/taste that is nice. — 15 days ago
Crazy amount of fruity jam nose hitting the decanter, super dark, extracted color. A blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache Noir.
Cherry, blueberry, blackberry, plum on the palate, so much fruit going on, it's just difficult to describe. Medium-light tannins, slight spicy note with cocoa on the medium-long finish.
We picked these bottles up a year ago after a tasting... Just getting to them now, they needed time to settle in. This is a crazy value at the $40 we paid, I will go hunt for more, this is drinking awesome, but 3-4 years could be stellar. — 17 days ago