Although '09s have a rep for being young drinkers, and I've noted the same re: Roger Sabon's Les Olivets, this was pretty young and awkward with some chunkiness that could stand to pull its elbows in. It's pretty dark fruited, not giving much of the grenache berry blast that I like in my S. Rhones, but it seems like it might have some potential for the future. I'll let the next one hang in there another year to two and see if it holds up against a bottle of the '10.
Deep red color. Aromas of red fruits, leaf tobacco and wood spices. Ripe, nicely structured fruit in the mouth with very good depth and length. Surprisingly supple and well-integrated for a 5 year old CDP. Very modern in style. Though still young, delicious with the fine cooking at Kanella Restaurant.
I thought this was a fine, serviceable wine that I got for under $30. with that said, it was more of a fruit-centric CDR or Vacqueyras that I should have gotten for under $20, so I don't agree with all the qpr talk here. I'll give it some more time, but lacking in complexity and missing any notable garrigue on the nose. Maybe needs more time, maybe needs time in the decanter, but I think we've got what we've got here.
87-88, but we like it. Where does it fall short? we much preferred the '06 we tasted two weeks ago. The '09 is still very young, very (very) fruity. The berries taste is strong, and not balanced hints of the oak that we could tell. Medium finish, and it did work well with the meat. That said, it needs more time to get balanced (3-4 years?) . It's not mature yet. The taste got better once it sat for a while (and I'd taste again tonight) but I think it is still young. If you do drink it now, decanting for an hour+ is useful . We are not certain this one would be aged as nicely as the '06 (or '07) for this matter. But it is a nice return for its price range (just below $30).
Very nice half bottle as restaurant purchase. Well with beef dish.
Yes, there is fruit in there (somewhere) but this is a serious wine. Nice hint of leather, hint of tobacco, and mature red fruit. I do agree on olive oil (as by another's note- a first for me to find this in a wine). Nice tannin structure with long finish.
Nice nose of fig, cherry, red currants, blackberry, olive, and mineral; round in the mouth with adequate acidity and firm tannins. Drinking well now with food, but probably needs a bit more time to polish the tannins if you're drinking it solo. Doubt it'll get much more complex though. Good QPR for 28 bucks.
Dark purple in color, with weaker aromas of cherry, black raspberry, dark dried fruit, and a hint of floral which appeared after a couple hours of aeration. This wine took a long time to open and was tannic but not unpleasantly so as it did show smoothness. Mild fruit and a pleasing and somewhat complex finish with good length. This wine paired extremely well with a lamb meatball pasta dish.
Nice blend of cherry, strawberry, and blackberry. Fine tannins. Not sure this an ager, but a hint of secondary potential for leather, tobacco there. Definitely some savory notes and garrigue in this. Probably drink another one, then sit on the last bottle for a few years.
Glass decanted about 3 hours. Black fruit and leather on the nose, with some pepper and game underneath. Rich and juicy on the palate, with leather and game upfront, black fruit on the mid-palate, and a great pepper finish.
Decanted for about two and a half hours before drinking with grilled ribeyes. Aroma of leather, black pepper and blackberry. Taste has coffee, blueberry, and plum. Even after nearly 4 hours in the decanter, it was still tight.
M'a semblé moins profond et complet que la dernière fois. S'exprime sur une richesse fruitée intense, avec un profil aromatique assez simple sur la framboise, la vanille et les herbes fraiches. Hâte de voir comment il évoluera, car le moment il est assez primaire.
Excellent vin bien mur mais d'une droiture plus classique, typique du cru. Nez de garrigue et d'herbes de provence, pointe sucrée en bouche qui témoigne de la grande richesse du millésime. Belle allonge sur le chocolat amer. Excellent.
Nez d'anis et fruit noir avec viande grillée. 2009 est un millésime riche et celui-ci le montre bien. Rond et gorgé de fruit, un peu sucreux, petit coté herbacé, ample et large, beau potentiel de garde de quelques années qui lui feront gagner en précision. 89-90+ pts