What a stunner. I’ve been so anxious to try the 2017 vintage from the Southern Rhône and if this is an indicator of the general quality then we’re really in for a treat. The Rasteau from Beaurenard is stacked with the freshest brambles, blueberries and lavender. On the palate the dark fruits are perfectly ripe and wonderfully fresh. There’s a delightful weight about it too. I can hardly wait to try the CdPs! — 6 days ago
Nice and savoury with notes of dried raspberry. Barely medium bodied. A great food wine in this case Chicken with stir fried vegetables and gnocchi. A fine example of mature Gigondas made by 3 sisters. Like this Grenache dominant southern Rhone style - one of the 1001 Wines. — 11 days ago
Classic CDP. Short decant due to some sediment. Medium reddish, brown color. Massive olive on the nose. Wine has more olives on the palate along with cough medicine and cherry candy. Sweeter than expected. Medium plus finish. I’m not much of a CDP fan but this was a solid recommendation and I enjoyed it.! — 3 days ago
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. — 11 days ago
Drank 4/20 /19. Excellent pairing with grilled lamb kebabs.
Nose of red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon candy, and a touch of herb de Provence. Juicy red cherry and some herbs on the palate, backed by medium tannins. Medium finish, that is perhaps a touch too short. This really sings with the food pairing, although it is nice on its own.
3/22/8/4/3 + 50
An excellent value at $14 — 2 days ago
After an hour and a half, this one settled down. Quite "weedy" initially, but then became a very nice wine, almost with a youthful kind of nose. If tasted blind, I would have said this was a 2009-2011 high end CDP. But, there's a HINT of mushroom on the nose and front of the palate, along with raspberry tart and some mature pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather, hint of clove. Finishes with a lot of fruit influence. Tannins have resolved quite nicely on this wine. The youth of this wine is starting to give to a more mature side. Nice. In a good spot right now. — 3 days ago