A very enjoyable 21 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Showing black fruits and chocolates, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, herbs, wood, earth, peppercorn, oak, vanilla and licorice.
Full bodied and bold with firm tannins and long finish. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show the big tannins.
Still has many years in it. Very powerful with elegance.
15% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 25 days ago
I was shockingly surprised with this one. Very pleased. This felt like I was dancing in the rain, while laying in a field of flowers. The fruity notes are wonderful. I don't know how else to describe this wonderful champagne! This was most definitely a winner!! You will impress with this one for sure! — 24 days ago
WOTN Opened up nicely towards end of dinner. Tasted side by side Selosse Initial and Taittinger Comtes — a day ago
Salted butter on the nose. Dry as a bone and saline but tropical fruit like papaya shines through too. — 6 days ago
A bit acidic and tannic on day 1 but improved very much on day 2 — 16 days ago
Buttery for a burgundy — 3 days ago