PnP. Definitely drinking young.
Dark purple color. Nose has modest OH, blackberry, and tar. Dark Chocolate and black cherry on the palate. Deep wine and could have better structure. Finish is medium.
Overall very solid, but not sure it’s as good as the 96pts. Wine Advocate scores it. — 5 days ago
Great Friday nice guy kick back and grill out wine! — 4 days ago
Good wine. Medium with nice acidity. Dark fruits and soil. Paired well with chocolate and raspberries. — 3 days ago
Discreet nose of garrigue, olive, blackberry, pepper. The palate is very fresh with a splendid balance between a rather strong acid backbone and fruit and matter on the sides. Some tannins to kick things up and a fresh finish with fruit. Very lovely. Definitely the kind of Languedoc stuff I want to sip on regularly. — 20 days ago
Vintage 1995 / Found this in a dark cellar corner, while I thought to drink my last bottle four years ago. Pleasant surprise although decay deployed. Yet very vital and awesome balance. This was a very good investment in pure pleasure. Rose above itself this Saint Chinian from 100% syrah. If you have got this wine drink it now. — 4 days ago
Plenty dark in the glass with zero bricking. Soft plum, cassis, pipe tobacco and herbal...very similar to a ripe Bordeaux from the mid ‘00s on the nose. The palate has significant amounts of black cherry, blackberry pie, leather, and even some bay leaf. Plenty of tannin and acidity. For those who are waffling on when to open, this is very good now, but I’m hard pressed to say this is way over the hill. Absolutely brilliant right now. Shout out to the man @Martin G Rivard for hooking this up! Just a killer Rhône and I can’t wait to open my ‘12! — 4 days ago
legs for days, quite good! — 6 days ago
What an elegant, almost Burgundian thing. As the Languedoc becomes increasingly hotter, this consistently checks in at 13% abv. 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan, given a long cold soak before fermentation, then polished in old Champy Volnay barrels. Fraises, framboises and an appropriate bittering element from the Carignan. Think of it as the anti-Orin Swift. — 8 days ago
For $9 from Astor wines, this is a phenomenal bang for your buck every day red. Kind of like the earthiness of the Alea Viva aleatico, slightly fruitier and deeper, but for the price, it’s fantastic value for a tasty red. — 12 days ago