A weird, fun wine. At once sweet and salty. Sickly candy but backed with structure. Intriguing. I don't think I've had a wine quick like it. Enjoyed at the Brooklyn home of dear friends. — 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. — 5 days ago
Acheté à Collioure, bu à Le Grau-du-Roi. Très bon (aurait pu être plus froid). Assez sec, parfait pour la l'apéro. — 6 days ago
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. — 7 days ago
Deep purplish ruby red. Very dirty in the nose, earthy, leather, a little funky, forest floor, floral and dark cherries. Well balanced acidity with low to medium tannins (4.5/10). Super dry with flowers, leather, dark cherries and a touch of gravel. Long finish. Good food wine. Drink till 2020. — 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. — 18 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. — 15 days ago
Great work from Rhone master Pierre Gaillard. Engaging wine with an abundance of waxy fruit. Got better as the bottle went on actually. Purchased from wine shop in Collioure for 17 Euro. — 12 days ago