Happy Thanksgiving! Pay no mind to the turkey-stalking cat in the background.
Loads and loads of tannins, high acid. Lighter and brighter than I was expecting—more like what I think of in a Barbaresco?. Crushed roses, tar, light oak, leather, prune, citrus peel, anise, cherry and cranberry. Wish I had another bottle to open in a few more years. From Flatiron Wines. — 2 years ago
The Chimère from Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non fame, and the Maurel brothers of Clos Saint Jean, is, appropriately, a beast. Cherry, blackcurrant, Christmas spice, violets and chocolate. Many elements combine to make a compelling wine that deserves attention over time. Indeed, when this bottle was initially opened, the prevailing thought at the table was that it would last months. A small tipple to check in, some time later, was tasted with our own resident chimera (well at least she sort of has the head of Lion element down) present. — a year ago
This is one of my favorite just for fun wines! It is sweet and tangy with an aftertaste of grape. Not a pretentious wine, it suggests enjoying with pizza and burgers on the label. I chose to just enjoy some by itself. Great wine for the cat lover or for a cat themed party - which is why I purchased it. — 3 years ago
Enjoyable but a little thin and lacking in structure. Good spice and acid. A little bit cheesy on the nose. Plum and leather on the palate — 3 years ago
Cat-Rotie. Gorgeous nose. Floral, feral, meaty, gamey, blackberry, lovely mineral and vivid. deep fruit. Palate is super juicy and elegant with lovely pure fruit and terrific freshness. Really fine tannins. 2013 is so good for Côte Rotie. Terrific mix of sweetness and gaminess. — a year ago