2018. Popped and poured because another wine was in my decanter. We really enjoyed the 2017 this summer at a wine dinner and thought it would be great with a little age, so we ordered a bottle. Didn’t realize we ended up with a 2018 until tonight. This bottle was brighter and fresher, everything I love about Grenache! Used a splash of this wine to revive a leftover dried cherry sauce from this weekend for rack of lamb chops tonight. Made the sauce even better! — 24 days ago
Originally bought for a cross commune, horizontal blind tasting in preparation for the MW exam, this has been waiting in the cellar. Decided to decant for Christmas dinner w beef and mini Yorkshire puddings.
Very complex nose with cedar, tobacco, black plum and dried berry notes. Elegantly resolved in the mouth, plush even. Interestingly this wine threw both tannin sediment and tartaric crystals. — 23 days ago
Barnyard funk blows off with air, revealing graphite, mulberry, plum, and cigar box. Shows finesse on the palate with notes of milk chocolate, cranberry, dried strawberry, and spice. Tannins are softening and approachable, but no rush here. Great length. Solid QPR. Very well done! — 24 days ago
Intense and dense but vivid aromas of strawberries, raspberry toffee, bramble, roses, Pronounced savoury and earthy spice character of cinnamon, nutmeg and a sweet vanilla note that brings a balanced complexity.
Palate is dry, medium acidity and Medium fruity tannins, soft and approachable but still it provides a solid framework that guards the palate, well integrated alcohol in a full body with a sweet and ripe, toffee like red fruit, profile that remain its nerve and tension and is far from feeling heavy. A dimensional complexity of vanilla and spice brings nuance a cross the mid palate through a solid finish that falls a tad short from the major league. — 25 days ago